Plant Name: Blanket Flower, Arizona Red Sun
Scientific Name: Gaillardia aristata Arizona Red Sun
Color: Orange Red Yellow Tip
The Arizona Red Sun Blanket Flower takes full sun like a champ. This plant is tolerant of both heat and drought, blooming from summer to fall with stunning red flowers that are ringed in gold. Compact in size, it’s a great addition to containers and borders. This perennial averages about one foot tall by two feet wide in size once it’s mature. Requires weekly watering until it’s established, but may need more if temperatures are extreme. After the blooms fade, it still provides interest, as goldfinches are drawn to the spent blooms.