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Gaura

Gaura spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Gaura Overview

Species within the Gaura genus have recently been reclassified as belonging to the genus Oenothera. Please view that record. It used to contain around 21 hardy, annual and perennial species, some of which are quite short-lived. They possess underground rhizomes and tend to crowd out other plants. They produce delicate inflorescences coloured either pink or white, with 3 or more commonly 4 petals. These flowers have one plane of symmetry and long feathery anthers.

How to propagate Gaura

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Seeds in the autumn or spring.

Flowers - Sow Under Cover in September

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Phlox drummondii

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