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Gaura lindheimeri 'Sunset Dreams' (Gaura 'Sunset Dreams')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gaura lindheimeri 'Sunset Dreams'

Other names

Gaura 'Sunset Dreams'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunset Dreams' _ 'Sunset Dreams' is a compact, bushy perennial with small purple-flushed green leaves, red-flushed stems and large, deep pink flowers in summer and autumn.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Sunset Dreams' is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Compact

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed purple, Green in Spring; Green, Flushed purple in Summer; Green, Flushed purple 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 'Sunset Dreams' (Gaura 'Sunset Dreams') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m 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 'Sunset Dreams'

Other names

Gaura 'Sunset Dreams'

Genus

Gaura Gaura

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunset Dreams' _ 'Sunset Dreams' is a compact, bushy perennial with small purple-flushed green leaves, red-flushed stems and large, deep pink flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Bushy, Compact


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed purple, Green in Spring; Green, Flushed purple in Summer; Green, Flushed purple 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 'Sunset Dreams' (Gaura 'Sunset Dreams') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m 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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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