Tall, open spikes of delicate white blooms tinged with pink. Adds elegance to the birder and makes a good long lived cut flower.
A North American wildflower, now widely grown across the continent. Plants bloom for many weeks, with loose sprays of white flowers tinged with pale pink. In the breeze these move constantly, looking like a cloud of small butterflies. Although Gaura may not always winter reliably, plants flower for the entire summer and fall, so consider using it even as an annual in colder winter regions. New plants will often appear from self sown seedlings.
Superb in containers, the subtle colour blends easily in borders. Drought tolerant once established.Note that botanists have recently reclassified and named this plant Oenothera lindheimeri. Here at Heritage Perennials, we'll continue to list it under it’s more commonly familiar Latin name for now.
Well-drained, fertile, moist soil is preferable, but will tolerate drought and partial shade. Remove spent flowers to prolong blooming period. Close planting or support from neighboring perennials is beneficial. May be cut back by half in late spring to control size.
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Genus - Gaura
Species - Lindheimeri
Variety - The Bride
Common name - Butterfly Gaura
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 10
Height - 0,90 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Partial Sun, Partial shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Well-drained, fertile, moist
Water requirements - Drought tolernat, average
Landscape uses - Border, Containers, Cut Flower, Wild flower gardens
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Deep Green / Near white
1. Sow from January to March in trays of moist compost.
2. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
3. Keep at +15-+20C. Keep moist, dont let to dry out. Seedlings appear in 14-28 days.
4. Remove cover when seedlings appear.
1. Sow from May to July in prepared seed bed.
2. Sow thinly in rows 20 cm apart. Cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently, keep moist.
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