Gaura – Karalee® Petite Pink
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Each flowering stem adds blooms, continuously to the end of the spike. As time goes on, the flowering stems can get rather long and tangled. Although deadheading isn't necessary for continued blooming you may find that you prefer to trim back some of the flowering stems at some point in mid-summer. This will encourage new flowering stems to emerge. Flowers will be closer to the foliage and the plant will look tidier. If you choose, you can trim all the flower stems off at once, however, you should then expect a 2 to 3 week period without flowers.
Plant alone or in combinations inall container types and landscapes.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Edging Plant, Landscape
Soil Fertility Average Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 7-9
7-9" Pot : 9-11
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch once, two weeks after liner planting. Growth regulation not needed.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
In response to cool temperatures, spots can appear on Gaura foliage during normal production. This is a physiological response rather than due to viral infection.