Gaura lindheimeri Pink Dwarf description
Ruby flowers on upright stems over bronze foliage through the summer until the first frosts.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a free draining border, patio, alpine bed or rock garden. This plant is for the more experienced gardener. requiring a sheltered spot and a free draining soil.
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Also known as Oenothera lindheimeri Pink Dwarf.
Common name: Lindheimer’s Beeblossom Pink Dwarf, Lindheimer’s Clockweed Pink Dwarf, Butterfly Bush Pink Dwarf, Pink Gaura, and Indian Feather Pink Dwarf.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, but can tolerate a drier site.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Virtually hardy – will generally survive a coldish winter here in East Anglia, UK – provided the drainage is very good, but when there is a severe winter it will requite a thick mulch.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
when flower heads look tatty trim to promote bushier growth and more flowers.
Size of plant:
Height 35 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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