Sparkle White Gaura Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #51239-PK-P1
$7.95
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Description

Grow it as an annual north of its Zone 5 hardiness range

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2014

Sparkle White is such an improvement in our native gaura that it might as well be a new species. These plants bloom just 3 months after sowing, earlier than all other varieties. Stocky, compact, and very well-branched, they set masses of blooms over a longer-than-ever season . . . and they do all of this without pinching. You're going to love Sparkle White in your border, edging paths, and as a mass planting.

The first gaura ever to win an All-America Selection, Sparkle White is an arching, airy plant, with narrow 1- to 3-inch leaves and masses of long, slender stems set with 2-inch butterfly-shaped white and pink blooms. The wiry stems add lovely architecture to the border, while the blooms bring in butterflies and bees. Expect the first flowers in late spring (up to 3 weeks earlier than other varieties) from an indoor sowing. They'll continue all summer long, delighting you for months. And if you can cut the plant back after the first blooms pass, you'll get an even better-branched, more floriferous Sparkle White next year.

Expect Sparkle White to reach 12 to 24 inches high and to spread about 12 to 18 inches wide. It thrives in full sun in all but the warmest climates, where it appreciates a bit of afternoon shade. A native of Texas and Louisiana, this perennial thrives in dry soil (but with excellent drainage) and doesn't mind heat, humidity, or even drought. It forms a long taproot, finding water deep beneath the surface of the soil. This makes it unsuitable to many containers, but it will thrive in a deep flowerpot.

Gaura is unparalleled for adding airy texture and bobbing color to the border. It combines well with a wide range of plants, and needs no special attention to thrive for many years. Give Sparkle White a try this season, and we predict you'll soon be featuring it in your foundation planting, along the driveway, and even in deep garden tubs and tall flowerpots. Germination is up to 30 days.

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Genus Gaura
Species lindheimeri
Variety Sparkle White
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 12 in - 24 in
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Light Pink, Multi-Color, White
Foliage Color Olive Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Outdoor, Wildflowers

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 01, 2022

prolific

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Bought this to try something new. Planted 25 seeds and got 39 plants. I started them indoors and had blooms by mid-May (zone 6B). They haven't stopped blooming, taking a bit of a rest during our 90 degree days. Now that it is cooling off a bit, they are back at it. The bees love it.

Beth from VA
August 04, 2014

Very pretty

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Bought the seeds on a whim just for something new. They grew effortlessly from seed and exploded with blooms about 3 months after. They are fuss free and are so pretty in the flower garden. I live in zone 5 and they have been growing in full sun and part shade. The foliage is also very pretty to look at.

christine from MI

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