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, Sandy, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Exposed, Full Sun, Part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained, Dry
Height 90-120cm (3-4ft)
Spacing 40-45cm (16-18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March-April and plant out after last frosts. Or sow under cover and overwinter August-September.
Care Tips Can be grown in container pots.
Flowering May - November, 14 weeks from sowing
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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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