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Common Name: Gaura      Latin Name: Gaura lindheimeri      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Gaura lindheimeri

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Category: Perennial
Family: ONAGRACEAE
Genus: Gaura
species: lindheimeri
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Growth habit: Upright but stems tend to sprawl
Foliage: Lance-shaped, alternate, sessile, 2 to 4 inches long
Flowers: White but become rose-colored as they age, ½ to 1 inches in diameter. The reddish flower spikes elongates during the bloom period, with only a few flowers in bloom at the same time. Blooms May through September. Deadhead (remove spent flower spikes) for longer bloom period - a pruning in mid-summer will keep the Guara from getting leggy and floppy while bringing more flowers.
Culture: Full sun and very well-drained soil. Plants die in winter if planted in wet or clay soil. Drought and humidity tolerant.
Uses: Border, wildflower garden.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Cultivars:
‘Siskyou Pink’ typically grows 2.5-3 feet tall on rigid, wiry stems. Flowers emerge rose pink from deep maroon buds.
‘Whirling Butterflies’ differs from the species by being more compact and more floriferous with flowers being a brighter white. Narrow lance-shaped leaves (1-3
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Coyote Ct, Mason Coyote ct Mason OH
Specimen: 120
Gaura lindheimeri Gaura_lindheimeri_flower.JPG
Flower of Gaura lindheimeri
Age: 2008
Planted By: Sue Trusty
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Gaura lindheimeri Guara_lindheimeri_flower_and_leaves.JPG
Flower of Gaura lindheimeri
Age: 2008
Planted By: Sue Trusty
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Gaura lindheimeri Guara_lindheimeri_plant.JPG
Flower of Gaura lindheimeri
Age: 2008
Planted By: Sue Trusty
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Location: Die Flora, der Botanische Garten Koln (Botanical Garden in Cologne, Germany) Amsterdamer Strasse 34 D- 50735 Koeln / Germany. Koeln NRW Germany - Deutschland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 50.960458820000000 Longitude: 6.969111040000000] Specimen: 3818
Location: Reykjavik Botanic Gardens, Icleand Reykjavik Botanic Gardens
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 64.140930506114600 Longitude: -21.869941674455000] Specimen: 5361
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Location: Denver Botanic Gardens
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.731339520000000 Longitude: -104.960707440000000] Specimen: 7511
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