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Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow' (Gaura 'Passionate Rainbow')

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1 hour care
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0.75m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow'

Other names

Gaura 'Passionate Rainbow'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Passionate Rainbow' _ 'Passionate Rainbow' is an upright, compact perennial with green, cream and pink variegated foliage and soft pink flowers with magenta centres that stand tall from late spring to autumn.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow' is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Open stems, Upright

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Pink, Green, Cream in Spring; Pink, Green, Cream in Summer; Green, Cream, Reddish 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

Basal cuttings, Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow' (Gaura 'Passionate Rainbow') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.4m 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), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow'

Other names

Gaura 'Passionate Rainbow'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Passionate Rainbow' _ 'Passionate Rainbow' is an upright, compact perennial with green, cream and pink variegated foliage and soft pink flowers with magenta centres that stand tall from late spring to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Open stems, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Pink, Green, Cream in Spring; Pink, Green, Cream in Summer; Green, Cream, Reddish 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

Basal cuttings, Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow' (Gaura 'Passionate Rainbow') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.4m 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), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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