Delectable Color – Much more Subtle than Typical Gaillardias!
• Literally Covers Itself in Bloom from Early Summer to Early Fall
• Compact, Neat Habit Looks Great as an Edging – or Anywhere Else!
• Colorful Cones Provide Interest Even after Blooming is Done
• So Outstanding, It Won a Prestigious All-America Selections Award!
Blooms Have Unusual Pastel Coloring – And There are Lots of Them!
One small 12-inch plant can produce hundreds of blooms over the course of the summer! You’ll hardly see the foliage, but you certainly will enjoy the large 3-3½ inch blooms with their delicious blend of apricot and yellow. Butterflies will enjoy them, too, for Gaillardia is a top attractant for them, especially if planted in a group so they can find them easily. More subtle than the bright red and yellow typical of Gaillardia, Arizona Apricot’s softer tones blend well with almost any color you have in your garden, especially blues and purples.
Blooms All Summer, and Colorful Cones Extend the Interest
This little bloom machine starts opening its large blooms in early summer and keeps growing new ones on into the fall. As the petals fall, the cones become more prominent, and they are as beautiful as the flowers themselves! Rounded and filled with needle-like seed pods, they start out amber, green and gold, and become a deep gold as they age. They’ll keep the plant interesting long after blooming is done, and will provide a feast for small songbirds in the fall and early winter. Luckily, deer and rabbits leave this plant alone.
So Neat and Compact, It Looks Like You Trim Them!
Only 12 inches high and a little broader, Arizona Apricot is so compact and uniform, it’ll look like you regularly trim it! Its small stature and neat habit looks great around the edge of a bed, and it provides a nice finish when planted at the base of a Clematis vine or between taller perennials.
Plant in full sun in a very well-drained soil. Wet feet in winter is a killer – literally! It’s a good choice for the edge of a raised bed (its small size and uniform height make it a good edger) or a sloped area. Otherwise, nothing is easier to grow! It grows in most soils, even a poor sandy one, and is unfazed by heat, drought, humidity, or really cold winters. If you prefer flowers to cones, remove the blooms when spent to encourage more flowers.