2005 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
National Winner
2005 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
National Winner
2005 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
National Winner
2005 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
National Winner
2005 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
National Winner

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'
2005 AAS Flower Award Winner

This 'Arizona Sun' is red and yellow. Each three-inch single flower is mahogany red with bright yellow petal edges. The bright colors are similar to the desert sun in Arizona. Like many annuals, plants produce flowers continuously. Even the spent blooms are attractive as tufts of seed. When grown in a full-sun garden, 'Arizona Sun' is a compact plant reaching only 8 to 10 inches tall, spreading about 10 to 12 inches. Gaillardia aristata a.k.a. blanket flower, is native to the Great Plains and usually considered a perennial. 'Arizona Sun' performed as an exceptional plant the first year grown from seed. This AAS Winner may over-winter, depending upon the severity of winter. 'Arizona Sun' flowers can be cut and used for summer bouquets. They may attract butterflies to the garden in search of nectar. 'Arizona Sun' is also a recipient of Europe's FleuroSelect Gold Medal award for garden performance. 

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Gaillardia
Variety Name: 'Arizona Sun'
Genus: Gaillardia
Species: aristata
Year: 2005
Common Name: Blanket Flower
Type: Flowers
Breeder: Benary Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Goblin'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Perennial
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone: Zone 3
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Mounded
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Garden Spacing: 10-12 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Red, Yellow
Bloom Color Pattern: Bicolor
Bloom Size: 3-inches
Fragrance: None
Pollinator Friendly: Bees, Butterflies
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES
Cut Flower: YES

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