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Gaura lindheimeri Whiskers Deep Rose

Scientific Name : Gaura lindheimeri
Common Name : Wand Flower
Hardiness Zone : 6a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -10°F (-23°C)
Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer, Early Spring
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Shade Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Height : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Unique contrasting flower part color to increase garden and container attractiveness.
Idea & Tips : Prefers full-sun locations with well-drained soils.
Grower Information
  • Unique contrasting flower parts add new color interest to a popular class.
  • White filaments set off deep rose petals.
  • Compact, bushy habit and dark red foliage.
  • A great container item for impulse sales.
'Whiskers Deep Rose'
Protection InformationPP26,399
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Low to moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N when roots become visible
      Pinching:
      Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
      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: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Day length neutral
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry regularly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Recommended
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Spider mites, Aphids
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 12-14 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 15-17 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 19-22 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      April to September

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