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Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush' (Gaura 'Passionate Blush' )

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush'

Other names

Gaura 'Passionate Blush'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Passionate Blush' _ 'Passionate Blush' is a compact, dense, upright, clump-forming perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves on red stems and loose racemes of red buds opening to pink flowers in summer and autumn.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Dense, Upright

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Shear back lightly after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers in late autumn. Shearing back in spring will encourage a bushier, denser habit.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush' (Gaura 'Passionate Blush' ) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Best grown in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate dry soil and 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)

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Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush'

Other names

Gaura 'Passionate Blush'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Passionate Blush' _ 'Passionate Blush' is a compact, dense, upright, clump-forming perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves on red stems and loose racemes of red buds opening to pink flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Dense, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Shear back lightly after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers in late autumn. Shearing back in spring will encourage a bushier, denser habit.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush' (Gaura 'Passionate Blush' ) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Best grown in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate dry soil and 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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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