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The Gaillardia - Arizona Sun

Gaillardia - Arizona Sun, scientifically known as Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun', is a vibrant perennial plant cherished for its striking blooms and resilience. Originating from the prairies of North America, this species has a rich history dating back centuries, revered by indigenous communities for its medicinal properties and ornamental beauty. Named after French botanist Gaillard de Charentonneau, Gaillardia represents a diverse genus within the Asteraceae family, commonly referred to as the sunflower family.
Scientific Name - Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'

Cultivating the Arizona Sun requires attention to specific practices to ensure its optimal growth and blooming potential. Here are some key steps to consider:
  • Choose a planting site that receives full sunlight for at least six hours a day.
  • Ensure well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Gaillardia thrives in slightly acidic to neutral soil pH levels.
  • Best planted in spring after the last frost or in early fall to allow the roots to establish before winter.
  • Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart to allow for ample air circulation and growth.
  • While Gaillardia - Arizona Sun is drought-tolerant once established, provide regular watering during the first growing season to help roots establish. Once mature, water deeply but infrequently to prevent waterlogging.
  • Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth and prolific flowering.
  • Remove spent blooms regularly to encourage continuous flowering throughout the growing season.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant in late fall to protect roots from freezing temperatures.

Following these planting and gardening practices will help ensure the successful cultivation of Gaillardia - Arizona Sun, allowing enthusiasts to enjoy its vibrant blooms and enduring beauty year after year.
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