Gaillardia x grandiflora Arizona Red Shades Gaillardia x grandiflora Arizona Red Shades
Gaillardia x grandiflora Arizona Red Shades
Gaillardia x grandiflora Arizona Red Shades

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Also known as Blanket Flowers, Gaillardia x Grandiflora is a cottage garden favourite.
  • Eye-catching shade of crimson red with yellow dipped tips on each petal.
  • Fantastic garden performer with a compact growing habit and a long flowering period.
  • The upright stems of large daisy-like flowers are perfect for cutting and very attractive to butterflies.
  • Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots ready to pot on or plant out.
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Product Description

Also known as Blanket Flowers, Gaillardia are an instantly recognisable cottage garden favourite. These 'Jam Tart Flowers' are invaluable in the summer border due to their long flowering season and their ability to provide a bright and colourful display whatever the British weather throws at them.

The plants form a low mound of green, furry leaves, bearing upright stems of large daisy-like flowers on long stems which are perfect for cutting and very attractive to butterflies. Perfect in pots, they will also make fantastic gap fillers in your containers, beds, and mixed borders.

'Arizona Red Shades' produces gorgeous blooms in the most spectacular shades of red, with bright crimson petals that look like the tips have been dipped in yellow paint for a perfect contrast. These daisy-like blooms come into flower during early summer and will last right the way through to autumn. They also make fantastic cut flowers, so you can enjoy them inside the home as well as in your garden. Easy to grow and requiring very little maintenance, just deadhead the faded blooms to prolong the flowering season.

Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots ready to pot on or plant out.

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Item 560854 supplied as:

Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots ready to pot on or plant out.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Remove faded blooms to encourage more flowers. Later in the year, leave a few drumstick seed heads in place to give autumn interest to the garden.

Care Guide

Planting Advice:

  • Unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you canít do this, they can sit in Mini Greenhouses for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but theyíll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They donít like to be left in standing water.
  • Plant approx. 20cm (8in) apart to allow them room to grow.
  • Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.
  • When plants are large enough, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Plants are drought tolerant once established and removing faded flowers will encourage a longer period of blooming.

Pruning Advice:

  • Naturally compact plants, they may just need an autumn tidy up if they have become too straggly. 
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
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45cm
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Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'
3 x 9cm Pot
Item: 560854
Only £9.99