If you are looking for a WOW! factor in your flower beds gaura is the plant. I planted 2 years ago and am looking forward to seeing how they perform this year. They have spread into different spots since I planted but I'm glad about that because my beds are so whimsical in the summer. They are a plant that is easy, no pests or problems that I have seen, and they make one happy. Have planted them along with white ones and darker pink.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesI have BEAUTY and BRAWN.
Wands of pink flowers hover like butterflies over dark green to burgundy foliage; blooms all summer.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:Butterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:14 - 20 InchesSpacing:8 - 14 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark Green with Red AccentsHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Plant alone or in combinations inall container types and landscapes.Maintenance Notes:
Each flowering stem adds blooms, continuously to the end of the spike. As time goes on, the flowering stems can get rather long and tangled. Although deadheading isn't necessary for continued blooming you may find that you prefer to trim back some of the flowering stems at some point in mid-summer. This will encourage new flowering stems to emerge. Flowers will be closer to the foliage and the plant will look tidier. If you choose, you can trim all the flower stems off at once, however, you should then expect a 2 to 3 week period without flowers.Karalee® Petite Pink Gaura lindheimeri 'DGAUR137' USPP 30,562, Can 6,076
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