Gaura lindheimeri Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's Appleblossom Grass
Details24-30" tall x 36" wide. A High Country Gardens selection of this beloved native perennial, the original plant has been growing in a Santa Fe, NM flower bed for nearly 15 years. Large white flowers cover the plant from late spring through fall. Low fertility, well-drained soil. Plant with Salvia.
|Common Name||Trader Joe's Appleblossom Grass|
|Botanical Name||Gaura lindheimeri Trader Joe's|
|Zones||6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||24-30" tall|
|Mature Spread||36" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes|
|Special Groups||High Country Gardens Introduction|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips For Growing Gaura (Appleblossom Grass or Beeblossom)
Gaura (Appleblossom Grass or Beeblossom) is a genus of North American wildflowers.
Preferred growing conditions:
- Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
- Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant; thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is adequate.
- The plants are naturally long blooming and deadheading is not necessary.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
- Gaura should be left standing over the winter to improve cold hardiness. Cut back in mid-spring to just above ground level.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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