Gaura - Seeds

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Height: 6 to 60 inches (15 to 150 cm).
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 10. As a perennial in zones 6 to 9.
Flowers: Summer and autumn.
Flower Details: White. Petals point upwards. Four (sometimes three) petals. Spike inflorescence.
Foliage: Basal rosette. Shrubby.

Sow Outdoors: Cover seed. Annuals: following last frost. Perennials: before last frost or autumn. Spacing: small species: 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm); larger species 20 to 36 inches (50 to 90cm).

Sow Indoors: Germination time: two weeks to one month. Temperature 70 to 75°F (21 to 24°C). Annuals: five or six weeks before expected last frost. Perennials: eight or nine weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors: annuals: following the last frost. Perennials: start of spring or autumn.

Requirements: Full sunlight. Good drainage. Drought tolerant. Average soil. Deadhead. Water during prolonged dry periods. Supply a winter mulch in cold areas. Cut back perennials to 8 or 10 inches (20 to 30cm) during the second year. Propagate perennials by dividing rhizomes in autumn.

How to grow:
When growing Gaura outdoors from seed sow annual varieties just after the last frost of spring and perennial varieties either at the start of autumn or the start of spring; lightly cover the Gaura seeds once sown. Ideally Gaura should be spaced at about 60 to 90cm apart and grown in a sunny part of the garden that has good drainage and an ordinary soil. 
If starting off indoors then sow Gaura seeds about 5 weeks (annuals) or 10 weeks (perennials) in advance. Gaura germination takes from two to five weeks at a temperature of 18 to 24 degrees centigrade. Transplant annual Gaura varieties out in the garden following the last frost; transplant perennials in the autumn or just before the last frost

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