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Gaura lindheimeri (White gaura)

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1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
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Plant details

Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri

Other names

White gaura

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Species

G. lindheimeri - G. lindheimeri is a perennial with slender, tall stems with small, dark-green leaves and starry white flowers flushed pink in late summer and early autumn.


Gaura lindheimeri is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Mat Forming, Open stems, Upright

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Autumn

How to care

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General care

Pruning

Can be 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.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri (White gaura) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m 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 partal shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri

Other names

White gaura

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Species

G. lindheimeri - G. lindheimeri is a perennial with slender, tall stems with small, dark-green leaves and starry white flowers flushed pink in late summer and early autumn.

Native to

Texas, USA

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Mat Forming, Open stems, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Can be 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.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri (White gaura) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m 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 partal shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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