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Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades' (Blanket Flower)

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Like a pin wheel, these daisy-like flowers have a center of deep burgundy-red, and the petals are red with just a tinge of yellow at the outside edges. Gaillardia can be a challenge to overwinter in our short summers. They bloom right until freeze up and don?t get ?ready? for winter. In late summer cut the plant down to about 6 inches to encourage new basil growth hopefully to help overwinter. This particular gaillardia is advertised to be hardy to zone 2. Hmmm Priced to experiment.

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Photo Credit Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 8-12" x 8-12"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Late summer
Category: Perennial
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Price: 6 inch, 8.75

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