Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'

Wonderful long, elegant spikes of pink buds opening to white flowers which flower longer than any other plant in my garden. More
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Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride' has wonderful long, elegant spikes of pink buds opening to white flowers which flower longer – from May until November – than any other plant in my garden.

When cultivated outdoors in cold periods you may notice a bruise like pattern on the plant. This dark purple/maroon spotting will develop naturally on the foliage and although this can be a slightly alarming appearance, it is nothing to be concerned about. This is a physiological response to the low temperatures (not disease related) and will lessen and disappear with warmer temperatures and the emergence of new growth.

I passionately recommend this short lived perennial plant for the front of a border and a light and airy cut flower for a bedside table.

Genus Gaura
Group/Species lindheimeri
Variety The Bride
Type Short-lived Perennial
Common Name White Gaura, Lindheimer's beeblossom
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Exposed, Full Sun, Part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Dry, Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a sunny position with free-draining soil after the last frosts. Can also be grown in containers.
Care Tips Gauras are easy as long as you remember that they are prairie plants from a warm place, mulching helps to protect from severe winters. Mature gauras do not move well. The dark spots that appear on their narrow leaves are normal. Large clumps can be divided in spring.
Flowering May - November
Vase Life 7-10 days.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride' reviews

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Reviewed 14th August 2019 by Helen

Service is always quick and efficient. The plants are always of a good quality and grow on well. I purchased The Bride because I wanted drought tolerant plants in my hot, south facing garden. So far these pretty plants are doing well. They have delicate white flowers and would look lovely planted among grasses.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Heather

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Janet

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Emma

Slow to get going and hasn’t done so well in my garden.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ann

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

Lovely - growing and flowering well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

Lovely. Good condition and flowering beautifully.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

All in flower and looking good. Thank You

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maureen

The plants were disappointingly small and only half servived

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jan

Another very small plant but finally settled and now doing well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Amanda

Planted in my dry chalky soil and they are flowering and growing with hardly any help from me, giving a lovely frothy natural look along with Linaria 'Canon J. Went'.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angela

Have one of these already from elsewhere but this plant growing stronger and flowered earlier (still flowering)

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

Another favourite plant and the three gauras weave through a blue and white border I created last year. Long flowering and good value too.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dora

Well packed and doing well in garden

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marilynn

have grown well, delivery as per stated when purchased.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

The plants are thriving and are very pretty

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Helen

Healthy plants Arrived quickly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pauline

Wasn't expecting much from 9cm pots in the first year but these quickly grew into beautiful plants which were healthy and very large.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Catherine

The plants arrived well packaged and in good condition. They have thrived well in the garden.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marianne

Healthy plants, but not grown as tall as expected.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Good plant - arrived in excellent condition

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Good service and healthy plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Andrew

Good little plants that have done ok. They have not flowered particularly demonstrably but I think perhaps more to do with conditions.

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Reviewed 28th November 2018 by Gillian

Inspiring catalogues adn photography adn Sarah's eye for colour.
I would urge a note on the scale of blooms, I got caught out with exuberant dahlias, not my vision. I'm going to starve them next year!

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Caroline

Perfect in every way service perfect

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Andrew

Love these - survived better in the border rather than in a pot (my fault though....need to keep well watered). Will order again next season for the border. Love them - really pretty

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Gill

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Ishbel

The plants were good and strong and gave performed well.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Edwina

Fantastic! both in pots and in the border. Trouble free, continuous flowers and no dead heading

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julie

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Lesley-Anne

Beautiful and delicate

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Reviewed 18th April 2017 by Jacqueline Gartlan

I bought these as seedlings last year and they didn't flower til August (had to deliver them to my sister in London, for her to post on to me in Southern Ireland and by the time they arrived they were a little worse for wear, so that may have delayed flowering), but they were worth the wait! Even better is the fact that 3 of the 5 survived the winter, so I'm hoping I'll get to enjoy their blooms earlier this year.

A lovely delicate looking flower

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Reviewed 13th August 2014 by Karen Brittan

I bought the seeds and although the plants didn't flower until July, they are a lovely delicate looking flower. I first saw these plants in France, then at a Garden show in the UK so was very pleased to find the seeds. Very pretty pink then white flowers which float in the breeze. Will be ordering more