Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'

Gaura

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'

Plant details

Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride' forms a mat of soft foliage that contrasts beautifully with the delicate white flowers held on long thin stems. It has a wild slightly unkempt look that suits natural style plantings. This makes it a good plant for a cottage garden, informal borders or flowering ground cover. Its lax growth habit makes it particularly useful for filling in gaps in the border and linking other planting groups together. It has a long flowering season that lasts from early summer well into autumn.

Family: Onagraceae

Genus: Gaura

Species: lindheimeri

Cultivar: The Bride

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


Reader reviews

cherylgrimley

Would like to know how to propagate the Gaura,
but great site - many thanks


beemacck

Wonderful, long lasting and pretty flowers. Would say this really earns its keep in my garden.


AbiM

Although this plant grew easily from seed, and returns consistently and vigorously every year in my sheltered London garden, I can't help but find it very uninteresting. The flowering period is long, but the flowers are small and nondescript. However, the floppy, untidy growth is what puts me off the most. Whilst I have a cottage-style garden, I think there is a line between relaxed and untidy. A messy plant with uninteresting flowers, however easy it is to grow, won't be back in my garden next year. I've had enough of it!


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