Also known as Firewheel, these flowers grow actively in warm weather but can bloom at anytime of the year. They prefer moist amended soil, but can act as annuals in dry locations.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Gaillardia arizonica is native to AZ, NV and UT
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family)
Size: up to 2′ tall
Sun: Full to part sun
Soil: Amended preferred
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Great nectar flower. Host for the Bordered Patch butterfly. Special value to native bees.
Notes: Reseed in the landscape. 23 species native to the americas plus many cultivars and hybrids. G. pulchella is the most common species in the garden.
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