LONG BLOOMING AND LARGE FLOWERS OF DEEP RED TO YELLOW
- Large, deep red blooms with bright yellow edging emerge from early summer to fall
- A fan favorite of bees, butterflies, and birds
- Flowering can be prolonged by removing spent flowers
- Deer and rabbit resistant
- Ideal in container plantings, cut flower gardens and as a border plant
Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Mature Height: 12" tall
- Mature Width: 12-24" wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 24" apart
Why plant Arizona Sun Blanket Flower?
Does your summer landscape suffer from a case of the blahs? Inject some energy into it with Arizona Sun Blanket Flower! This high-octane Spirit puts out a profusion of large, daisy-like blooms that are colored chili pepper–red with warm gold tips. The eye-popping contrast really makes you sit up and take notice. Although Arizona Sun puts on an exuberant show, the plant itself stays small and neat. Use it to front a mixed border, edge a pathway, or create a vibrant splash of color in a planter box. Fun, festive, and flamboyant, it brings excitement wherever it’s planted.
The modern Blanket Flower is the result of a pair of American wildflower Spirits that went on a European vacation. The Common Blanket Flower is a perennial species that grows in the western U.S. from North Dakota to Colorado and California. Indian Blanket is an annual species from the American Southwest. In a Belgian garden in 1857, the two species hybridized, producing the form most often grown by gardeners today. Despite the name, Arizona Sun is a variety that went back to Europe for further refinements. It was developed by the German firm Benary and hit our shores in 2005.
How to use Arizona Sun Blanket Flower in the landscape?
Flowers galore! Arizona Sun Blanket Flower is one of the longest-blooming Spirits you can buy. If you deadhead it (snip off the spent blooms), you may get flowers from late spring until frost. Towards the end of the season, let some blossoms go to seed. Goldfinches will appreciate it.
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
How To Plant Arizona Sun Blanket Flower
A hybrid of two western species, Arizona Sun Blanket Flower loves bright sunshine, low humidity, cool nights, and dry summers. The soil should be average to sandy, and sharp drainage is a must. Wet, clayey ground—especially in winter—will mean a short life. In the best of circumstances, Arizona Sun isn’t the longest-lived Spirit, but plants can be divided every couple of years to keep them robust (and you get more plants!). You can also grow new plants from seed. Deer and rabbits tend to have little interest in browsing Blanket Flowers, making them a great choice for many rural and suburban gardens.
How To Water
Water deeply and consistently during the first growing season. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant.
How To Fertilize
Once these plants have become established, fertilization will not be needed. If you'd like to feed them, we recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food.
How To Prune
To encourage a non-stop flower show, be sure to remove spent blooms. In early spring, prune it back to about three inches above the ground - leaving the last round of spent blooms as a source of food for the birds.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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