Over the past thirty years the Gaura* or beeblossoms have become essential plants in our summer gardens for their continual flowering, vigorous growth and elegant habit. They are very useful to fill gaps in a new garden or to give structure to an established garden.
Several cultivars are available on the market. One in particular caught our attention: Gaura lindheimeri 'Summer Breeze'. This new variety, produced in 2008 by Christian Kress at the Sarastro Nursery (Austria) is impressive for several reasons:
- whether grown in the ground or in pots, 'Summer Breeze' is more resistant to inclement winter conditions.
- It is sturdier and can quickly reach 1.5 m in height by the third growing season.
- Continuous flowering from the end of May until the first frosts with white, slightly pinkish blooms on long floral stems.
Grow in ordinary soil, which can be poor and dry. Sun. Planting distance: 1 metre.
* from the Greek 'gauros' (splendid, magnificent)
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 130 to 150cm
- Plant spacing: 100 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Flowering period: summer flowers