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Gaura Lindheimeri ‘Gaudi Red’,
or Wand flower,
This is a very compact new introduction about half the height of older variety and it also starts to flower sooner. Produces masses of deep, rose-red flowers on short spikes from May to August. Stems and buds are dark red. Excellent cut flower. Loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers average to moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Good drainage is essential to overwinter successfully. Tolerates heat, humidity and some drought. Prune hard in late spring to encourage a bushy, compact growth. Remove spent flowers to improve overall appearance but it is not necessary for extending bloomtime. A Royal Horticulture Society Perfect for Pollinators selection.
Sun Exposure: full sun
Soil type: average
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average to dry (does not tolerate wet sites especially in winter)
Care level: easy
Flower color: rose red
Bloom time: May to August
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: Accent: has beautiful texture, border, edging, container, cut flower, drought and heat tolerant, attracts pollinators, deer and rabbit resistant, long blooming
Flower head size: medium
Height: 12-16 inches Width: 12-18 inches
Growth Rate: medium
Propagation: Are short lived perennials. Has deep taproots and is best left in place. Remove offsets in spring or transfer self sown seedlings while they are still small. .
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