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Wand Flower

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow' PP17,002, COPF

Dark burgundy variegated foliage with red stems highlight delicate pink blooms.

Note that botanists have recently reclassified and named this species Oenothera lindheimeri. Here at Heritage Perennials, we'll continue to list it under it?s more commonly familiar Latin name for now. This compact selection has both attractive foliage and flowers. It forms a bushy mound of green leaves, edged in cream and flushed with pinkish red. Wands of small, deep-pink silky blooms rise taller, flowering for months on end. Excellent in containers or along the front to middle of a sunny border. Needs good drainage. Bred and introduced by Steve Eggleton of New Zealand. USPP#17002: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

12-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-70° F in high light levels. Water moderately allowing soil to dry slightly in between. Once actively growing, feed 50-100 ppm N with each watering. Will benefit from pinching to increase branching. Generally finishes in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, this plant can take some shade but thrives in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.