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Gaura – Stratosphere™ White

Garden Height
12 - 24
Spacing
8 - 12
Spread
8 - 14
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Sun
Proven Winners

Lovely in landscapes or as thrillers in combination containers, gauras add height, wispy texture, and movement to the design. Their graceful stems bear non-stop blooms through the heat of summer.

Features

Lovely in landscapes or as thrillers in combination containers, gauras add height, wispy texture, and movement to the design. Their graceful stems bear non-stop blooms through the heat of summer.

Attracts: Butterflies

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

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.

Uses Notes

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and the landscape

Maintenance Category Moderate

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, 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 : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 7-10
7-9" Pot : 8-11
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 12-14

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.

Grower Tips

Grower Tips for Gaura
-Requires high light in production.
-Needs 200 ppm fertilizer for optimal growth.
-In response to cool temperatures, spots can appear on Gaura foliage during normal production. This is a physiological response.

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.