USDA Zones: 5 - 8
Height: 32 inches
Bloom Season: White and pink
Bloom Color: Summer and fall
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 7.2
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Gaura Lindheimeri
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 30 inches
Care & Maintenance: Gaura
Gaura (Gaura Lindheimeri) - Grow Gaura from flower seeds, and it will add great texture and a graceful loose form to the garden. It's perfect for the border. Gaura is a many-branched flowering perennial that arises from a woody base. It produces 12 - 20 inch flower stalks that have four-petaled flowers, all in a row. They start out white and turn pink with age. As Gaura continues to grow, it does not become dense but branches out, and is a great plant to have in your wildflower garden as it self-sows its own flower seeds easily.
Gaura blooms replenish themselves, and the blooming season is quite long, lasting from early summer until the first frost. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies will be busy with the Gaura in your garden!
Gaura seed |
How to grow
How To Grow Gaura From Seed: Sow Gaura seeds in starter trays using sterile potting soil. Gently press the flower seeds into the soil, and barely cover with lose soil. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination.
When ready to transplant, cut the Gaura seedlings back to help it grow more compact. A second cutting back 4 weeks later is often needed again to keep the plant more compact in growth.
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
- Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
The Gaura plant is drought hardy once established because it has a deep tap root. In colder zones, the plant should be mulched before winter to protect the roots. If the plant freezes in the winter, just cut back to the ground and it will regrow that spring. Do not be hesitant to cut this plant back severely each year; it grows very rapidly and will reach its mature size in one season.
- Height: 32 inches
- USDA Zones: 5 - 8
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes