Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I think I found it!

I believe I have found the name of the mystery plant from my last post! I'm happy cause I will try and locate some seeds! If anyone thinks I'm incorrect on this ID, please let me know! Never mind that it says zone 4, and I live in zone 10...but I have witnessed it living here, so I feel I, too, can grow it!!!

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' (Blanket Flower) • Zone 4
Firey orange-red petals tipped in rich yellow are produced continuously all summer.

Great For:

Dry conditions
Accent perennial or cut flower
Height: 8-14" Width: 15-18"

Blooms: Orange, Red, Yellow (Summer, Fall)

This thing is definately for me!!! Gorgeous!!!


Claude said...

I just left a comment on the other post with the ID.

Arizona Sun is one of the cultivars of the plant.

Anonymous said...

Too bad I didn't catch the original post because I would've IDed this one in a heart beat. A neighbor grows it and the seeds are scattered by the birds all over the place.

Nice plant when it stays put.

Serena said...


Evelyn Howard said...

Good job and good luck :) it's lovely!

Pokeberry Mary said...

I found some of those in Texas once in my brother in law's old yard. I saved seeds from it and a yellow coneflower. I have only gotten them to germinate once and accidentally left the baby at a rented house garden. :( Aren't they pretty! You have got so much blooming already! Lucky Floridian!

Darla said...

I was going to say Blanket Flower as well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Julie, Thanks for coming to my blog. I hope you come back often. I am enjoying looking at yours. The word, succulent, caught my attention --since I blogged about our succulents today.

Can you grow Autumn Joy Sedum down in FL???? If so, try it... It's GREAT. The flowers start out light pinkish in late spring/early summer... They bloom until late Fall---and turn colors with the season change. They end up being a dark rust color in late fall. Neat Succulents.


Aerelonian said...

I'm glad you got the ID. I've never seen it before, but it's very nice.

yoon see said...

I am happy for you and your joy is made complete Julie.
When one is willing, he or she will works extra harder to serch for the info.
Thanks for sharing your happiness:)

Bethany said...

right on! love these. grew mine from seed, that are troopers all season, very bright and happy too.
park seed has them i bet or burpee.