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Gaura lindheimeri (syn. Oenothera)

It's hard to find a better plant than Gaura for lining paths and adding froth to flower beds and I pick it as an upper storey in arrangements.
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30 seeds

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - August
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
lindheimeri
Common name
Lindheimer's Beeblossom
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
30 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Surface sow indoors from late winter to early spring onto moist well-drained seed compost and place somewhere warm. Once germinated transplant into 9cm pots and grow on before planting out in late spring in a sunny position with free-draining soil.

Description

It's hard to find a better plant than Gaura for lining paths and adding froth to flower beds and I pick it as an upper storey in arrangements. It's a classy alternative to gypsophilia for arranging too, lovely in a cloud on its own.

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.