Top Questions About Blanket Flowers

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Blanket Flowers

Asked by
marty2356 on
November 10, 2017
randolph nj

Q. gaillardia help

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?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 10, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

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

00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
Anonymous on
January 15, 2018

Q. Winter Pruning

I have a couple of Arizona Sun Blankets that were not cutback before the start of winter. I am fairly new to gardening so I wasn’t sure if it was a plant I should prune. I figured if it was my landscaper would do it. Anyway he didn’t and it looks ugly. Is it okay to cutback now in winter, or should I do it in May?

Thanks in advance!

Answered by
MichiganDot on
January 15, 2018
A.

Depending on where you live, Gaillardia dies back to the ground during winter. Cutting it down when is dormant is a matter of personal esthetics. Some like the look of new snow catching on the stems and old flowers. Gaillardia is a short-lived perennial so it is a good idea to let it go to seed at the end of the season. It is fine to cut it down if it is no longer green.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
dorisgaryk on
June 18, 2019
Aurora, Colorado 5b

Q. Average length of time, following germination, for blossoms to appear on Arizona Sun Blanket Gaillardias?

I planted Arizona Sun Blanket Flower Gaillardia seeds indoors under good supplemental lighting on February 26th . They germinated well and the seedlings flourished into healthy appearing plants. The leaves are now about 3-5 inches long and are standing up well. Some are still indoors under lights and others have been outside in full sun for one week. Although they continue to grow and look very healthy, they show no signs of buds or any indication that they are going to flower.
I would very much appreciate your opinion. Thank you.
Doris Kennedyg

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 19, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Annual blanket flowers vary in blooming time, depending on the variety. Blooms may appear anytime from early summer too early fall.
Perennial blanket flowers generally bloom from early summer too early fall, but may be delayed if seeds are planted in the garden in the spring.
Perennial blanket flowers early will typically produce a few blooms the first year and will bloom more the flowering year. The advantage of planting perennial blanket flowers is that they will return each year and produce abundant blooms.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/blanket-flower/growing-blanket-flowers.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
1 2
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More