Gaura biennis grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Gaura also known as Biennial gaura, Gaura biennis biennial plant used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves color green in linear shape.

Gaura biennis flower

Flower color white with pink, the size 2-3 cm with 4-5 petals that grow in clusters.

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How to grow Gaura biennis growing and care:

Mulch, well-drain soil, sandy soil

How to care:
Prune once a year and consider to put fertilizer at least once a year, in location with a lot of rains no need for mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant – careful with roots very sensitive / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction – cutting season in the spring, possible in water or direct to the soil, need some humidity and moist soil, do not over water

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it easy to start from cutting and can ensure the color of the flowers

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

Recommended planting season?
Spring and possible in the summer

How to plant:
Planting in location with good drainage, better sandy soil and in rainy location better to grow above the ground level and use raising bad

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, whitefly

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
For design, better to prune when finish to bloom it induce more flowers

Size of the plant:
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing – in order to grow fast, full sun, long summer season, good drainage / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water (with good drainage), doesn’t like over water, in case of a lot rains need to create raised bed in order to prevent flood.

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun – blooming performance will be best result / Half Shade – will bloom less but the leaves will look better and won’t be just flowers on stems

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, when growing in pots need to choose container that will be 70-130% bigger than the roots ball, choose minimum 5-8L but bigger better and in order to keep the plant in small need to cut the roots that will be place to re-grow again, drainage of the soil it’s important, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, and in order to have good drainage possible to use potting mix, cactus potting mix or sandy soil, it’s not must possible to put in the bottom of the pot little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles to keep good drainage.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year

General information about the flower:
White with red in the outer part flower, size 2-3 cm with 4-5 petals that grow in clusters.

Scientific name:

Gaura biennis

רשימת קטגוריות

Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
Climate
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9