Arizona Sun is famous for its neat, compact habit and large flowers; add crimson-red blooms and you have Arizona Red Shades! One plant produces 100s of blooms early summer through early fall. Only 12" tall and wide, it takes heat and drought; blooms best in poor soil. Gaillardia 'Arizona Red Shades'
Botanical NameGaillardia X Grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'
Sun ExposureFull Sun
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread12 - 15 inches
Spacing12 - 18 inches
Flowering DateLate spring to fall frost.
Planting InstructionsBest in full sun as too much shade makes the plants grow leggy and flop over.
Winter CareMulching around base of plants is beneficial in northern zones.
Flower FormPinwheel blooms with button centers.
Foliage TypeEntire toothed, lobed or pinnatifid, hairy leaves alternately on the stems.
Pruning TimeLate fall / early winter
ResistanceGood resistance to most pests and diseases. Watch for borers.
Soil RequirementWell-drained average soil. Will not tolerate heavy clay soil.
PruningTo remove spent blooms - if desired, not necessary, continues to bloom regardless. After flowering.
Additional InformationNo vernalization required, will bloom the first growing season.
Unique CharactersticsThis plant is an exciting breakthrough in breeding of gaillardias. It will exhibit excellent flowering in the first season and each plant is uniform in size. Mahogany red daisy-like blooms with the tips of each petal dipped in golden yellow will bloom con