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Gaura lindheimeri 'White Fountain' (Gaura 'White Fountain')

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Time to maturity
2-5 years
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Botanical name: Gaura lindheimeri 'White Fountain'

Other names: Gaura 'White Fountain', Lindheimer's beeblossom 'White Fountain', Beeblossom 'White Fountain', Wandflower 'White Fountain', Gaura lindheimeri 'Walgauws'

Genus: Gaura

Variety or Cultivar: 'White Fountain' _ 'White Fountain' is a compact, upright, freely-branching perennial with tall, slender stems bearing narrow, lance-shaped, red-flushed, mid-green leaves and wand-like panicles of white flowers from early summer into autumn.

Gaura lindheimeri 'White Fountain' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

Habit: Compact

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General care

Pruning: Can be cut back by half when flowering declines in midsummer to encourage bushy growth and a second flush of flowers. Cut back in spring before new growth appears.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...

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Gaura lindheimeri 'White Fountain' (Gaura 'White Fountain') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Prairie planting, Wildflower

Cultivation: Prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun but dry soils and partial shade are tolerated. Stems may flop in rich soil or partial shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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