Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'

Blanket Flower

Herbaceous Perennial

Brightly-colored, daisy-like blooms are reddish orange with yellow accents. Blooms over a very long period from early summer to fall. Very heat tolerant and foliage does not scorch on blistering days! Thrives in poor soil and needs minimal water once established. Great pollinator attractor!

Growing Conditions

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional


Size: 12 - 18 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Red
Bloom Season: Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Summer
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Firewise, Heat Tolerant, Low Water / No Water, Medicinal / Therapeutic
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Position / Role: front of border, continuity creator, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Perfect Partners

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