Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower Seeds (P) Pkt of 25 seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #03289-PK-P1


Super-quick, long-blooming plants

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2011

The latest in the amazing early-blooming, compact Sun series is this exquisite pastel blend of apricot and yellow, a never-before-seen color mix for the Gaillardia family. Arizona Apricot is a marvel of a plant, its blooms exquisite, its hardiness and adaptability unsurpassed, and its size compact yet free-flowering. We highly, highly recommend it for your sunny border and best containers.

Apricot sets 3- to 3½-inch blooms with several layers of long, pointed petals. Each petal is apricot from the base to about ⅔ of the way to the tip, which is bright yellow. They petals surround a huge central cone combining amber, gold, and green. The flowers begin appearing in early summer and continue well into autumn. Simply incredible.

The Arizona series is the very first Gaillardia from seed not to require a vernalization (chilling) period. You can plant these seeds in spring and see blooms just a few months late. And the plant is so compact—just 12 inches high and wide, with great branching. Given sunshine and any well-drained soil, it's off and running.

Arizona Apricot is a selection of the native species, so it has all the vigor you would expect of a wildflower. Tolerant of heat, humidity, drought, cold, and poor soil, once established in your garden it will be long-lived and trouble-free. And it's hardy just about everywhere in the continental U.S. Truly, there are few perennials that can equal its performance.

If you like Apricot (and you will), try the other Arizona's as well—Red Shades and Sun. They are absolutely beautiful together, and make great companions to Echinacea, Rudbeckia, and other natives. You can grow an entire sunny perennial border for pennies from seed using these very long-lived, easy varieties.

Do grow this All America Selection Winner this season. No other flower in the garden equals its combination of beauty and vigor. Prepare to be delighted.


Skip Product Specs
Genus 2 Gaillardia
Species x grandiflora
Variety Arizona Apricot
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone 3 - 10
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 3 in - 3.5 in

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 12, 2018

Yellow catches the eye best!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These are compact - 12" - and more blooms than you can count. Easily maintained and oh, the seeds you can gather for additional plantings! When seedlings are up 1-2 inches, you have to add a little soil around the base to keep them upright. But then it's all pleasure! highly recommend these over "red" or taller varieties. Yellow catches the eye best!

Storyteller Dave from NC
June 05, 2017

My Experience with Arizona Sun Apricot and Red

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

This variety of blanket flower is much more difficult than presented. I got excellent germination on both apricot and the red. The problem begins when you transplant them from the starting house to individual pots. They seem to melt away before your eyes. I had better luck transplanting plants that were started in the fall and overwintered on my south-facing back porch than those I started earlier this year. The apricot seems to be stronger than red, as the red almost all but died out. Today is June 5, 2017 and I have blooms on one of the older yellow plants. My soil is everything blanket flower wants, not very fertile, loose with a lot of sand and a good slope for drainage. We have a very long growing season in Texas, with extremely hot weather and intense sun. I am hopeful for a good outcome!

Rose from TX
November 05, 2015

Amazing color!

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I am obsessed with the color of these flowers. I only got 3 plants from my packet of seeds that I planted in the spring, but they are beautiful and are still blooming in November in NJ, zone 7. I will be crushed if they do not come back in the spring,

Kristina from NJ
May 21, 2013

Compact, multi-bloom flower

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

I started several of these from seed two years ago. I love the bright color and that it had lots of blooms. I downgraded it however, because it did not winter well. We had a fairly mild winter, so I was disappointed that few of the plants survived. I am giving it another chance by growing more plants this summer. Maybe I'll have better luck.

Nancy from NC
June 04, 2012

Prolific Bloomer

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started my plants last fall from seed. They bloomed profusely this spring. Butterflies love them. Blooms are true to pictures shown here. Plants planted in the fall have done better than the ones I planted in spring. I recommend fall planting.

Angela from OK

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