All America Selection ‘Arizona Apricot’

  • Post published:01/05/2011
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Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot' courtesy of AAS

As a Leo, born in August, it is no wonder that I love sunny colors. As a gardener I know how useful  annuals can be in the garden, and in the vase. As a gardener who likes sure results I loves the All America Selections, tested flowers and vegetables that are all but guaranteed to succeed all across the nation.

I find one of this year’s  All America Selections winners, Gaillardia ‘Arizona Apricot’ especially appealing. It looks to me like the hot color is slightly gentled, which pleases me very much.  The 3 inch blossoms bloom a little earlier than other gaillardias, and provides bloom through the summer and into the fall.  This is not a large plant, only about 12 inches tall with a similar spread, an ideal  edging.

Are you thinking about annuals for your garden yet?

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    I just love those annuals but so many take full sun which I don’t have a lot of in my garden. I haven’t thought too much about annuals yet. It won’t be long though. Love this sunny color.

  2. It looks/sounds like a softer version of the compact ‘Goblin’. Nice.

    To Lisa: I find gaillardias will perform in part shade, though they get a little lankier and less floriferous.

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