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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.
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25 seeds (30016)

5 seedlings (510737-5)

10 seedlings (510737-10)

1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

1 x 2 litre pot

1 x 9cm pot (201029-1)

3 x 9cm pots (201029-3)

1 x 2 litre pot (201029-2L)

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - November
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
lindheimeri
Common name
Lindheimer's Beeblossom
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Surface sow indoors from late winter to early spring. Pot into 9cm pots and grow on. Harden off young plants before planting out in a sunny place from late spring.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Gauras are easy as long as you remember that they are prairie plants. 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.