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Gaura lindheimeri Ballerina™ White

Scientific Name : Gaura lindheimeri
Common Name : Wand Flower
Hardiness Zone : 6a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : 0°F (-18°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Autumn, Late Summer, Late Spring, Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)
Height : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Striking, colorful flowers and dark foliage on upright, “airy” plants from late Spring until Fall.
Idea & Tips : Give it rich soil and a sunny exposure.
Grower InformationContinuous blooms on compact, well-branched, upright plants.
  • Striking flowers complement dark foliage.
  • Well-suited to landscapes and mixed containers.
  • White is the most compact, well-branched white Gaura on the market.
'Baltincite'
Protection InformationPP20,326
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      68-73°F (20-23°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Low to moderate
      Fertilization:
      75-100 ppm N when roots become visible; increase to 150–200 ppm N as roots develop
      Pinching:
      Yes, 7 days before transplanting.
      Transplanting:
      35-42 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C). Remove flowers in propagation.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 56 to 61°F (13 to 16°C) Days: 71 to 76°F (21 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 9,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Day length neutral
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Maintain constant fertilization at 175 to 225 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Recommended
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Botrytis
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 10-13 wks Rooted: 7-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 12-15 wks, 2-3 ppp Rooted: 9-12 wks, 2-3 ppp
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 14-16 wks, 3-5 ppp Rooted: 11-13 wks, 3-5 ppp
      Bloom Months:
      April to September

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