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 lindheimeri
Variety The Bride
Type Tender Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
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 Sow under cover March-April and plant out in a sunny position with free-draining soil after the last frosts. Or sow under cover August-September and overwinter. 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 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