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​​Belleza Guara

Gaura lindheimeri

  • Common Name: Belleza Guara – (Dark Pink) (another common name is Wand Flower)
  • Scientific Name: Gaura lindheimeri
  • Family Name: Onagraceae
  • Origin: native to North America
  • Height: 1’ – 3’
  • Width: 2’ – 3’
  • Growth: moderate
  • Zone: 6 - 9
  • Light Needs: Full Sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  moderately
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Best grown in sandy, loamy, well-drained soils – acidic (pH 6.1 – 7.8)
  • Soil Moisture: Good drainage is essential
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Pests/Diseases: No pests or diseases are of major long-term concern. Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils, rust and powdery mildew may also happen. Also watch for aphids, whitefly and flea beetles.
  • Growing Conditions: low maintenance and easy to grow.
  • Characteristics: this deciduous plant has green simple leaves that are arranged opposite, are lanceolate in shape, 2” – 4” in length, with pinnate venation. The dark pink, star-shaped flowers bloom in spring, summer and fall.
  • Propagation: Easily propagated from seed.
  • Wildlife: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds plus is deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Facts: Do not move this perennial once it is planted, Gaura has a deep carrot-like root that does not transplant well. Gaura’s long tap root allows it to survive drought situations.
  • Designer Considerations: used for a specimen, in mass plantings, as a border plant, in pots and is suitable for xeriscaping.​​

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Belleza Guara