Gaura sinuata growing herbaceous of the genus Gaura also known as Red River gaura or Wavyleaf beeblossom, Gaura sinuata perennial evergreen or deciduous in colder climate, used as ornamental plant, drought tolerant plant, can grow in temperate, desert, subtropics, mediterranean or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 6+.

Leaves color green, in elliptic shape deeply lobed and little wavy.

Gaura sinuata flower

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

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How to grow Gaura sinuata growing and care:

Mulch, well drain soil, sandy soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant – careful with roots very sensitive / Seed – better sowing in spring but possible until autumn, little moist and full sun condition / Vegetative Reproduction – cutting best 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 – hardiness zone 6+ , summer – hardiness zone 9+, autumn – hardiness zone 10b+, possible all year in hardiness zone 11b+

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:
40-70 cm, 16-28 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?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow it in container need that the soil will be well ventilated soil, and 70% or perlite, light or other inert component, better material that dry fast like sandy soil

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year, in hardiness zone 6-9 it bloom mostly in summer, in hardiness zone 8-10b summer to autumn, hardiness zone 10b+ can be all year

General information about the flower
White, pink or white with pink flower with pink sepals from the outer side, the size 2-3 cm with 4-5 petals that grow in clusters.

Scientific name:

Gaura sinuata

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