My Arizona Sun gaillardia is looking so good these days that I thought I'd just post some more pictures of it. I actually have two of these clumps, but this is the biggest one. It is covered with happy-looking blooms that the bees visit frequently. This one is spreading so well that I should be able to divide it this fall into at least 4 smaller plants.
This plant is especially wonderful because it has about the longest bloom season of any plant I grow. Last year, this one bloomed from April all the way till frost. This year it started even earlier with the first blooms coming in March. I pretty faithfully deadhead mine, which is one of the keys to keeping it blooming. I have these placed in an unirrigated bed where they survive only on the rain that comes naturally. Such a care-free plant deserves more mention than it gets.