Oenothera lindheimeri 'The Bride' (G)
white gaura 'The Bride'
An upright, tall, bushy perennial with mid-green thin sword-shaped leaves. From summer to autumn white and pink-flushed flowers emerge in abundance from pink buds on wand-like slender stems. These are held above the foliage.
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Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1–2 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Bushy, Columnar upright, Clump forming
Oenothera can be annuals, biennials or perennials, upright or spreading in habit, with simple or lobed leaves and bowl-shaped, white, yellow or pink flowers over a long period in summer
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How to grow
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Drought and partial shade are tolerated.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Prairie planting
- Flower borders and beds
If flowering diminishes, trim back by half during the growing season to encourage a fresh flush of flowers. Cut back hard in spring before growth begins.
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