Gaura lindheimeri Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's Appleblossom Grass

Large white flowers cover the plant from late spring through fall. 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. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good for Containers
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size24-30" tall 36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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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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24-30" 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.
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SKU
HBL7X51
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
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Low Maintenance, Good for Containers, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

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.

Special comments:

  • 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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