2011 All America Selection Winner!
Blooms the first year from seed — no vernalization needed!
Species: x grandiflora
Variety: ‘Arizona Apricot’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone: 3 – 10
Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Mid Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 12 in
Plant Width: 12 in
Bloom Size: 3 in – 3.5 in
Additional Characteristics: Ever Blooming,Flower,Free Bloomer,Long Bloomers,Needs Deadheading,Repeat Bloomer,Season Extenders,Award Winner,Bird Lovers,Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Cut-and-Come-Again,Easy Care Plants
Bloom Color: Light Apricot,Magenta,Multi-Color,Yellow
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant,Humidity Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy,Poor,Sandy
Uses: Border,Containers,Cut Flowers,Outdoor,Wildflowers
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
The latest in the amazing early-blooming, compact Sun series is this exquisite pastel blend of apricot and yellow, a never-before-seen color mix for the Gaillardia family! Arizona Apricot is a marvel of a plant, its blooms exquisite, its hardiness and adaptability unsurpassed, and its size compact yet free-flowering! We highly, highly recommend it for your sunny border and best containers.
Arizona Apricot sets 3- to 3?-inch blooms with several layers of long, pointed petals. Each petal is apricot from the base to about ⅔ of the way to the tip, which is bright yellow. They petals surround a huge central cone combining amber, gold, and green. The flowers begin appearing in early summer and continue well into autumn. Simply incredible!
The Arizona series is the very first Gaillardia from seed not to require a vernalization (chilling) period. You can plant these seeds in spring and see blooms just a few months later! And the plant is so compact — just 12 inches high and wide, with great branching. Given sunshine and any well-drained soil, it’s off and running!
Arizona Apricot is a selection of the native species, so it has all the vigor you would expect of a wildflower. Tolerant of heat, humidity, drought, cold, and poor soil, once established in your garden it will be long-lived and trouble-free. And it’s hardy just about everywhere in the continental U.S.! Truly, there are few perennials that can equal its performance.
If you like Apricot (and you will!), try the other Arizonas as well — Red Shades and Sun. They are absolutely beautiful together, and make great companions to Echinacea, Rudbeckia, and other natives. You can grow an entire sunny perennial border for pennies from seed using these very long-lived, easy varieties!
Do grow this 2011 All America Selection Winner this season. No other flower in the garden equals its combination of beauty and vigor. Prepare to be delighted! Zones 3-10. Pkt is 25 seeds.
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