Blooming Gaura Garden Plants
The gaura plants are one of the best options if you are looking for plants with a long blooming period. Gaura plants are plants genus that are part of the Onagraceae family. It consists of several species of annual and perennial flowering plants that are native to North America. The gaura plants has long thin stems with lance-shaped, serrated leaves. Some of the leaves may have maroon spots on them. Flowers are produced on wiry stalks that move freely in the wind. Only a few flowers open at a time. Each flower has four, white petals that turn pink as they age. The seeds are reddish-brown in color. The gaura plants may grow to heights of around 2 to 3 feets. It is also called the butterfly bush, as its four-petaled flowers move with the wind like hovering butterflies. The blooming time of gaura plants starts from spring and extends up to autumn.
Gaura plants grow best in well-drained, fertile soil and full sun. They can grow in loam and silt; and may tolerate clay if it is well-drained. The ideal pH level ranges between 6.1 to 8.5. Though these plants love full sun, they may also grow well in partial sun, especially in locations with very hot afternoon sun. These plants require 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.