Gaura lindheimeri

9cm pot £5.99
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Buy Gaura lindheimeri gaura: 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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Beautiful plant

5

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

Scotland

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Lovely plant

4

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

Felixstowe

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Unruly but worth it!

5

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

Lilly1314

London

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Went berserk

5

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

Bonnecca

Somerset

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I would buy again

4

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

Nitu

London

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I would buy this product again

4

Like butterflies

Geoff

Reading

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I would use Crocus again.

5

Attractive catalogue and plants selected performed as advised.

The weeder

Devon

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A joy to look at

5

This is the second time I have bought this plant. I bought it a couple of seasons ago without knowing anything about it. Placed it in a small border outside my lounge window and have had such pleasure watching it that I had to buy more to place in other parts of the garden. It has beautiful graceful stems with delicate white flowers that really do look like butterflies in the breeze. They seemed to last for ever -well into the autumn. It looks lovely against a dark background but I have it also in a higher bed waving against the waning sun in the evening. One of the plants did not survive the winter but that may be me not knowing exactly how to trim it back before the new season. And I intend to buy more.

Janeley

Somerset

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Robust plant

5

Received this in the early summer as a tiny plant, and put it in a raised pot on the patio. It grew five-fold the same summer and produced masses of trailing flowers. Kept going until November. Very happy with it, still looks healthy in winter.

HR

Bristol

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Highly recommended

5

Gaura lindheimeri brought movement and colour to areas between shrubs. Grew in profusion in first year. It needs support from fairly early on in the season.

Nikki

Wimborne Minster

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

enna

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.

Helen

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

summergardener

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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