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Gaura lindheimeri 'Cherry Brandy' (Gaura 'Cherry Brandy')

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1 hour care
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1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2 - 5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri 'Cherry Brandy'

Other names

Gaura 'Cherry Brandy'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Cherry Brandy' _ 'Cherry Brandy' is a perennial with slender, tall red stems with small, dark-green spoon shaped leaves and starry pink flowers in late summer and early autumn.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Cherry Brandy' is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Open stems, Upright

Flower

Pink 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

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri 'Cherry Brandy' (Gaura 'Cherry Brandy') 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 partial 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), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri 'Cherry Brandy'

Other names

Gaura 'Cherry Brandy'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Cherry Brandy' _ 'Cherry Brandy' is a perennial with slender, tall red stems with small, dark-green spoon shaped leaves and starry pink flowers in late summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Open stems, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pink 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

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri 'Cherry Brandy' (Gaura 'Cherry Brandy') 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 partial 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), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

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

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