Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri

Gaura lindheimeri

"Lindheimer's beeblossom"

Gaura lindheimeri

1 bare root — £2.48

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Description

Gaura lindheimeri is a fabulous, graceful, low-maintenance perennial—in fact, its name comes from the Greek word gauros, which means superb. Also known as wandflower or Lindheimer's beeblossom, it produces whirling blooms loved by bees and butterflies, on stems that can range from 40cm-1.2m in height (depending on maturity, soil conditions, and so on). Growing it in a container will encourage it to remain compact. Wiry stems carry numerous flowers, each with four petals and around 2.5cm across. Flowers are white or pale pink, or a combination of the two.    

This Gaura lindheimeri lasts as long time in bloom, far longer than most perennials. The main flower blast is in early summer, but you can expect further flushes to keep recurring well into autumn. Grow Gaura lindheimeri (or Oenothera lindheimeri) in a free-draining soil, in a sunny, sheltered spot, and it will keep coming back, year after year. It's hard to find a better plant than this for lining paths and adding froth to flower beds. In fact, it is such a good garden plant, that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gaura lindheimeri syn.
    Oenothera lindheimeri (G)

  • Flower colour

    Pink, white

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    1-1.2m

  • Plant spacing

    1 plant per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy
    Stony

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Gaura lindheimeri roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Lindheimer's beeblossom" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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