Gaura lindheimeri ‘So White’

(So White Gaura)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘So White’ is a compact gaura cultivar that features four-petaled, white flowers (to 1” diameter) on stems rising to only 12-18” tall. Flowers are noted for being pure white with no spotting or tinting. Flowers appear in wand-like panicles above the foliage over a very long late spring-summer bloom period. Flowers open a few at a time, and dance in the wind like butterflies. Narrow lance-shaped green leaves (1-3” long).

Description

Best grown in sandy, loamy, well-drained soil in full sun. Good drainage is essential. A tap-rooted plant which tolerates heat, humidity, some drought and poor soils. Remove spent flower spikes to prolong bloom. Thin flower stems tend to become leggy and flop, particularly when grown in rich soils. Plants often benefit from close planting or support from adjacent perennials. Plants may be cut back in late spring by 1/2 to control size. Although the species will self-seed, this cultivar is sterile. Root rot may occur in heavy, poorly drained soils. Taller plants may need support.

Additional information

Common Name

So White Gaura

Botanical Name

Gaura lindheimeri 'So White'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

12 to 18"

Width

12 to 18"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

spring to summer

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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