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 June - 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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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