Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

Begins the Bloom Season A MONTH EARLY!

Item # 32265
Ships in Fall at the proper planting time for your zone. View schedule.
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Many of us remember when the seed version of this exciting Blanket Flower was introduced in 2005. Immediately sweeping top honors, it was hailed as a breeding breakthrough because Arizona Sun was the first-ever Gaillardia not to need a cold period to stimulate its blooms. American gardeners fell in love with this bright daisy, and the plant form is just as popular, bringing you all that vigorous growth and long bloomtime even sooner!

Arizona Sun covers itself in 4-inch daisies of orange and red with yellow tips, so bright and cheery! The flowers are daisy shaped and face upwards, covering the foliage at the height of their season! And this is a very compact plant, just a foot high and not quite as wide, which makes the big show all the more impressive.

This selection of a native American perennial starts blooming with the first breath of hot summer weather and continues, in most climates, right through fall until nipped back by frost. That's an incredible season of color -- and on a plant that is quite easy to grow!

Long-lived and adaptable to just about any area of the country, Arizona Sun asks only for full sun and good soil drainage. Heat, humidity, drought, cold, poor soil -- all of these it can, and will, handle with ease! You won't believe its staying power. Zones 3-10. Cannot ship to GU, VI.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?
Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?
Deer eating dayliliesPlanting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?
Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).