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  • gaura
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.9m

Gaura lindheimeri


RHS award of garden merit £4.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
3 × 9cm pots

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A graceful, hazy plant with airy spikes of white, star-shaped flowers with long anthers like daddy long-legs, held on slender stems from May to September. This exceptionally long-flowering perennial looks equally at home in an informal cottage-style garden or among soft grasses in a new perennial border. It is exceptionally drought-tolerant and will soak up the sun. Give it space, as its wispy stems will lean over plants and pathways.

  • Garden care: Resist the temptation to cut back after the plant has flowered, as it takes on beautiful autumn tints, particularly in cold weather. Cut back and divide large colonies in spring.