Choose the new small, or the classic tall. Sparkle White and The Bride will demonstrate gauras to be tough, easy to grow perennials with flower power from late spring through mid-fall. Gaura plants are pest and disease free.
SPARKLE WHITE Gaura
Winner of both the Fleuroselect Gold Medal and the AAS 2014 Bedding Plant Award, this highly praised new Gaura's delicate, airy charm will surely add a bright twinkle to your garden beds, borders and containers from late spring until frost. Quick to flower in the first year, Sparkle White is a perennial hardy to zone 6, is ideal for use as a warm season annual in any zone.
Count on masses of exceptionally well-branched, uniform flower stems covered in 1½″ pink-kissed, star-shaped white flowers on compact, rounded, 24-30″ plants, spreading to 30″ wide. Like other Gauras, Sparkle White thrives in hot, sunny conditions and requires very little maintenance.
THE BRIDE Gaura
The Bride guara is a tough, easy-to-grow, 4´ tall perennial which freely produces long, thin branching spikes of 1″ white flowers, tinged pink. Plants flower nonstop from June until frost. The Bride gaura is a widely adapted, winter hardy perennial to zone 5.
How to Plant Gaura Seeds
Sow Gaura seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 21 to 35 days. Direct sow in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 24″ apart. Thin to the strongest plant. See Starting Your Seeds for information on growing seedlings indoors under lights.
Growing gaura: Full sun. Gaura loves hot weather and tolerates drought. Plants look better with some summer water. Flowers age to light rose, fall-off cleanly. Gauras are long-lived, do not need division. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Gaura plants are rabbit and deer resistant.