White Gaura Overview
The graceful and ornamental Oenothera lindheimeri is enjoyed in a variety of gardens with its tall, flowering stalks which arch outward, giving it an airy appearance. Recently re-classified and re-named this plant was previously known as Gaura. This perennial plant makes a great cut flower, and it is suitable for growing as an annual. It has a bushy habit and spoon-shaped leaves. The flowers are white to pink in colour and they are starry in appearance, with 4 non-overlapping petals and long anthers in the centre. These appear throughout the summer and autumn. This species is enjoyed by many a gardener for the texture and graceful loose form it can bring to gardens. It may be used in garden beds or pots for accent colour and texture, forming a perfect border or ground-cover. Dry winters and hot, wet summers are ideal for the growth of this plant, so it can be grown widely across South Africa; bringing life and beauty to your garden. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!