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Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'

Hardy Perennial

This stunning hardy perennial makes a fabulous border plant! Its graceful, slender stems are topped with a flurry of dazzling white, starry blooms that still look fresh and airy at the end of summer. This bushy, clump forming variety has a neat, compact habit that makes it perfect for the front of sunny borders or edging paths as a mini hedge. Once established, Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White' even copes well during periods of drought. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (15 gaura seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £3.29

Sow Gaura seed from February to July on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with a light sprinkling of compost of vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 21-60 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When Gaura plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Grow Gaura plants in a sunny position on moist, well drained soil at a distance of 45cm (18"). Although Gauras prefer full sun and a moist soil, they will also tolerate partial shade and drought once established.

Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season until Gaura plants are fully established. In autumn, cut back faded Gaura flower stems and apply a mulch of well rotted manure to the base of the plant. Divide clumps of overcrowded plants in spring.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. 11 from 15

    By Robert Webster 05-04-2016

    11 seedlings from 15 seeds is enough for me.

    Anne
    06-04-2016

    Thank you for your review and for taking the time to let us know. I am pleased that you were happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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