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Care of the plant Gaura lindheimeri or White gaura.

Care of the plant Gaura lindheimeri or White gaura

The genus Gaura, family Onagraceae, includes 20 species of herbaceous plants native to North America. Some species are: Gaura lindheimeri, Gaura sinuata, Gaura coccinea, Gaura villosa, Gaura macrocarpa.

Common names: White gaura, Wandflower, Beeblossom, Geyser Pink, Pink gaura, Indian feather. This species is native to southern Louisiana and Texas (USA).

They are perennial rhizomatous herbaceous plants that reach 1 meter in height; They have many stems that sprout from the base of the plant. The leaves are long, lanceolate and rough in texture. The flowers have 4 petals and are white or pink. They bloom from spring to fall.

They are used in rockeries, on dry slopes, to create flower beds in gardens and in pots and planters for patios and terraces.

Gaura lindheimeri can be grown in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They do not resist frost.

They can grow in any soil that is well drained.

They are plants resistant to drought; water moderately throughout the year waiting for the substrate to dry.

Prune in winter at ground level. They can be lightly pruned in late summer to promote fall flowering.

Fertilize in spring with manure or compost.

They are sensitive plants to excess humidity that can rot the roots.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring or by division.

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Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
 

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