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Gaura lindheimeri

(syn. Oenothera lindheimeri)

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Buy Gaura lindheimeri (syn. Oenothera lindheimeri): Light and airy through summer

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A graceful, hazy plant with airy spikes of white, star-shaped flowers with long anthers like daddy long-legs, held on slender stems from May to September. This exceptionally long-flowering perennial looks equally at home in an informal cottage-style garden or among soft grasses in a new perennial border. It is exceptionally drought-tolerant and will soak up the sun. Give it space, as its wispy stems will lean over plants and pathways.

  • Garden care: Resist the temptation to cut back after the plant has flowered, as it takes on beautiful autumn tints, particularly in cold weather. Cut back and divide large colonies in spring.

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super Gaura, at a great price


I have grown several different varieties of Gaura, from many suppliers, those supplied by Crocus, were the healthiest, largest, and grew the quickest, off all.Wonderful plants ! I will definitely buy from Crocus again.




Yes. Would definitely buy this again.


Planted in full sun beside my patio step. Flowers are beautiful, delicate and lasted well into the Autumn. When I received the plant there were a few dark spots on the leaves. I kept the plant but my money was refunded. I was reassured that my Gaura should recover once planted out and allowed to settle. It certainly did recover and thrive! Thank you Crocus! Plant still fine and I am hopeful it will survive the Winter.

Nature Lover



Lovely healthy plant


A screen for the back of a flower bed.

Mr H

East Anglia


Grew away fast and is much taller than specified.


Whilst this plant has grown vigorously it has been planted in the wrong place as it has grown so tall and smothered other plants in the area.

One for the back of a border

West Wittering



Planted amongst verbena and grasses it didn't need staking and has been the highlight of my garden.




Beautiful plant


Love this plant.It kept blooming up until late November.Still looking green and healthy,just waiting for the warmer weather.I was very pleased how well it was packed when it arrived,and again how healthy it was.

Green fingers



Lovely plant


Middle of the border and in a container. The stems are fine, seem to let the light shine through and the flowers are delicate and dance in the slightest breeze. The flowers, though delicate are very long lasting and in my garden, they begin to flower in late June through to the first frosts. The tallest stems need a bit of support. The flowers seem attractive to little bees and hover flies, but I haven't noticed butterflies resting amongst them.

Ed Marie



Unruly but worth it!


Wish I had started this off using a grow through frame as it tended to waft everywhere, never the less, it was lovely to have so many healthy flower spikes, enough to cut some golf the vase and still going strong late in the season




Went berserk


Three small plants arrived, grey rapidly and made the most wonderful show. Great value plant, looked amazing all summer.




I would buy again


Just right for the front of the border in a sunny position.





4.7 20


I like the plant but it always seems to flop over - do you have to support it?


Hello, No, not necessarily, however if these plants are not getting lots of sun, then they can get a little floppy and may need support.


Can you plant small gaura plants directly in outside beds in October? Or should they be repotted on to larger pots and planted out in the spring?

Sweet scented

Hello there These plants are fully hardy so can be planted outside now as long as the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged, and it isn't freezing outside. However these are young plants, and they won't like sitting in a soggy flower bed over the winter, so if you are worried about this you could pot them up, grow them on and then plant out in the spring.

I have not cut back my Gaura Lindheimeri in Autumn, it is now March and it looks dead, no buds, etc. Is it possible to save now? Where are you meant to cut back to, the ground? Thanks Emma


Hello there They will still look quite dead as really it is too early for them to be showing any growth.You can cut the dead foliage off now, and then will reshoot from the base, but I tend to leave cutting mine back until end of this month after the worst of the cold. Hope this helps.


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