Very drought tolerant once established, and SO easy to care for!
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Oranges & Lemons Blanket Flower

1-Quart
Item # 48391
$12.95
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grandiflora 'Oranges & Lemons' PP#17,092

Up to 75 blooms AT ONCE on a single plant!

Plant Patent #17,092. "Oranges and lemons / Say the bells of St. Clement's" goes the old nursery rhyme, and you'll be ready to ring a hearty tribute to this super long-blooming, floriferous, easy-to-grow Blanket Flower before the very first season is over. All Gaillardias offer up a lot of blooms, but 'Oranges & Lemons' is on an entirely new scale of production, with a single plant boasting as many as 75 flowers open AT A SINGLE TIME! Multiply that by the early-summer-through-mid-fall bloomtime, and you'll see that you're going to enjoy hundreds upon hundreds of flowers every year from this little powerhouse.

Each daisy is about 2 inches wide, with bright tangerine petals tipped in yellow and surrounding a saucy orange-and-yellow central cone.

This plant is just 18 inches high and 20 inches wide, so it's all the more surprising that it should be such a powerhouse for flowers. Yet from the first breath of summer until long into fall, 'Oranges and Lemons' regales you with blooms. It's also a rough-and-ready garden performer, withstanding heat, humidity, poor soil, and even drought once established in your garden.

'Oranges and Lemons' is the perennial to plant in your sun-soaked garden trouble spots ? along the baking asphalt driveway, in that dry area around the mailbox, or in the tough, almost unbroken soil of a new bed or border. It thrives on challenges like these, and you'll be amazed at its performance even when given very little attention.

Space plants about 18 inches apart. Zones 3-10. Cannot ship to GU, VI.

Genus2
Gaillardia
Species
grandiflora
Variety
'Oranges & Lemons'
ppaf
PP#17,092
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
3 - 10
BloomStartToEnd
Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit
Mound-shaped
PlantHeight
18 in
PlantWidth
20 in
BloomSize
2 in
Additional Characteristics
Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color
Orange, Yellow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Resistance
Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Border, Containers, Ornamental
Restrictions
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.