Hello. I have an Arizona sun gaillardia, and I live in New Jersey. I live in zone 6 . What do I do to the gaillardia? Do I leave it and let it come back next year? Do I prune it, and can it survive the winter in my area?
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You are in luck! That cultivar is a cold hardy perennial, where most of them are not. This will survive in your area, and just about any place in the U.S. It is best to wait until spring to remove any dead or dying growth. This will give it some added protection over the winter anyways. This article will give you information on the care of Gaillardia both annual, and perennial varieties:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/blanket-flower/growing-blanket-flowers.htm