GAURA lindheimeri 'Summer Breeze'

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GAURA lindheimeri 'Summer Breeze'

Bee Blossom
(OENOTHERA)
Select Item No. GA055

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Onagraceae
Origin: The wild species is native to Louisiana and Texas (USA).
Special Features: Pure white flowers with pink filaments, pink buds, very rich and abundant flowering until first frost, especially sturdy and winter hardy selection, in the 1. year 80 cm, in the 3. year 150 cm. Hardier, more robust selection with hundereds blooms over a long season. Good for honey bees.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2008. Breeding began from a sterile plant selected by Christian Kress of Sarastro Nursery in Austria.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: oblong
Growth Habit: bushy
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 75 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 15.38462 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
65
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
30 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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