Gaura - Large Flowering Guara ( Guara longiflora) White Gaura Wildflower - Non GMO Flower
The Large Flowering Gaura, scientifically known as Guara longiflora, is a beautiful wildflower that adds elegance and charm to any garden. This perennial plant is particularly prized for its long-lasting, delicate white flowers and its ability to attract pollinators like butterflies and bees. Here's a detailed guide on how to grow and care for White Gaura.
- Choose a sunny location: Gaura thrives in full sun, so select a spot in your garden that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
- Well-draining soil: Ensure the soil is well-draining, as Gaura doesn't tolerate waterlogged conditions. You can amend heavy clay soils with organic matter to improve drainage.
- Spring or fall: Plant Gaura in the spring or early fall, when the weather is mild. Avoid extreme heat or cold.
- 1. Dig a hole: Dig a hole that is twice the size of the root ball of your Gaura plant.
- 2. Plant depth: Place the plant at the same depth it was in its nursery container.
- 3. Spacing: Space multiple Gaura plants about 18-24 inches apart to allow for their mature size.
- Keep the soil consistently moist during the first few weeks after planting to help establish the roots. Once established, Gaura is drought-tolerant and requires less frequent watering.
- Gaura doesn't require heavy fertilization. You can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring, but be cautious not to over-fertilize, as this may encourage excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowers.
- Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding, which can sometimes lead to invasive growth.
- In regions with harsh winters, apply a layer of mulch to protect the root system from freezing temperatures.
- Gaura is relatively pest and disease-resistant, but keep an eye out for common garden pests like aphids and treat them promptly if they appear.
- Tall varieties of Gaura may benefit from staking or support in windy areas to prevent them from flopping over.
- You can propagate Gaura through division or by collecting and planting seeds.
- Gaura is a low-maintenance plant that will reward you with beautiful white blooms throughout the growing season.
- Seed count: 25