Family: Asteraceae

Common Name: Arizona Sun Gaillardia series


Gaillardia Arizona Sun series have large flowers and compact growth.

Plant TypePerennials Hardy, Short lived perennials
Hardiness Zone4-9
Sunlightfull, to much shade and they tend to flop
Moistureaverage to dry, draught resistant once established
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained, prone to rot in poorly drained soil
Flowersdaisy-like, orange to red center yellow outer ring, red, apricot center, etc.
Fruitspherical ornamental seed head
Leavessimple, alternate,
Stemsforms a thick short stem
Dimensions12 inches tall, spread to 12 inches, larger in warmer regions
Maintenancedead heading, weeding out unwanted volunteer seedlings, division to maintain vigor
Propagationseeds, division of the thick stalk can be tough
Misc FactsA 2005 All-American Selections and the Fleuroselect 2005 Gold Medal Award. Gaillardia was studied by Auguste Denis Fougeroux (1732-1782) and he named it after Gaillard de Charentonneau. AKA: Arizona Sun, Arizona Red Shades. Arizona Apricot
Author's NotesI garden in zone #5 where Gaillardia are short lived perennials at best.. The best Gaillardia plantings I have seen are where the plants have reseeded. Most of the Gaillardias are cultivars and may revert back to some other forms, especially in later generations.
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage) , #54-The Well Tended Garden (DiSabato-Aust) #73-The Harrowsmiths Perennial Gardens
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