Arizona Sun Gaillardia

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Heat up your landscaping with the Arizona Sun Gaillardia (Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun')! Talk about a tough plant! This is a super-hardy perennial that grows and blooms in even the hottest, driest conditions in your garden. Just like you'd expect from a plant with such a southwestern name, Arizona Sun loves sandy soil and hot sun and will reward you with drought-tolerant flowering all summer long.

Deep red centers with a sundrop-yellow ring around the edge pop against the silver-green leaves. Besides the hot color, Arizona Sun animates your garden by bringing in butterflies and other pollinators that love the profusion of flowers you get on each plant. Drought tolerant once established, Waterwise, xeric and great for fire-wise landscaping almost anywhere!

The Arizona Sun Gaillardia, also known as Blanket Flowers, bloom profusely, even in its first year. It forms a low, compact mound that is covered in daisy-like flowers from June to autumn. Both an All-American and Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner, Arizona Sun is sure to be a standout in your garden. How could it not be, with the richly colored flowers filling in those hot gaps in your borders and containers?

Planting and Application:

Plant these with spiky red and yellow flowers in your cottage border and perennial gardens by your front steps, or in Rock gardens and pollinator borders, and watch your garden dazzle all summer long into the fall. You'll have armloads of blooms for bouquets and plenty of nectar and pollen for bees and butterflies! Growing only 8-12 inches tall and 12-15 inches wide, youll get maximum color and blooms on a budget!

Pair with ornamental grasses, other extended bloom perennials and of course, other Blanket Flowers in the Arizona series and beyond! You'll have flower power for months without sacrificing space! Pot up in planters and containers on sunny patios and front porches, or dress up a balcony and terrace with hot color! So easy to care for, you will feel confident planting them as carefree edging and facer plants along garden edges and pathways. Don't forget to brighten that 'hell strip' between the sidewalk and the street!

  • Vibrant Dark Red Centers & Bright Yellow Toothy Edges
  • Very Long Bloom Season
  • Compact, Vigorous Mounds of Green Foliage
  • Pollinator Heaven & Ample Nectar & Pollen Resource
  • Xeric & Firescaping & Waterwise
  • Containers, Edging, Specimens, Space-Saving Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Thriving throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 9, these are both heat and extremely cold-tolerant! Gaillardia isn't the best choice for heavy clay soil that will stay wet through the winter, though. Arizona Sun Gaillardia grows vigorously, thriving in average to low fertility and almost any type of well-drained soil. Doing their very best in full sun only. Gaillardia tends to self-seed, so deadhead after the blooms fade is recommended, and to encourage new blooms in profusion! Prune back in late fall once the foliage begins to yellow.

  • Glorious in the Full Sun
  • Low to Average Soil Moisture
  • Well-Drained Average Soil
  • Deadhead to Prevent Reseed & Encourage More Blooms
  • Prune Back Late Fall
  • Easy-Care, Adaptable, Drought-Tolerant, Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Order your award-winning Arizona Sun Gaillardia from Nature Hills Nursery today and enjoy their hot colors in your garden this year! You'll be glad you got more than one!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Arizona Sun Gaillardia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Average to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn