Beeblossom, long-lasting and abundant flowers

Beeblossom, or gaura, is a magnificent perennial plant that makes for easy growing and minimal care. It procures us beautiful and durable blooming.

Beeblossom or gaura key facts

Name – Gaura lindheimeri
Family – Onagraceae or Willowherb family
Type – perennial

Height
– 26 to 32 inches (0.6 to 0.8 meters)
Exposure – full sun, part sun
Soil – well-drained

Foliage – deciduous
Flowering – May to September

Planting beeblossom

In spring or in fall, in a rather sheltered spot.
Take into consideration that you must space each plant at least 20 inches (50 cm) from the next, to give your gaura the space it needs to develop well.

  • Beeblossom appreciates sun or light shade.
  • It likes well drained soil that is rather rich.

Propagate through cuttings in spring and at the end of summer or through crown division in fall.

Note that crown division isn’t very easy because the root is similar to taproot.

Pruning and caring for beeblossom

Eliminate wilted flowers regularly, cutting off the entire stem.
This practice helps multiply the blooming.

At the end of winter or in fall, cut back all the flower stems before the vegetation phase returns.

Learn more about beeblossom

Close-up view of a beeblossom flower of the Lindheimer's variety with reddish pink petalsA very cute perennial with abundant blooming that constantly renews itself from spring to fall, Gaura is relatively easy to grow.

You can set it up in a flower bed or in a pot, and, most importantly, remember to water it in case of heat.

Particularly melliferous, beeblossom offers magnificent flowers in white and pink tones that will provide joy and light to your garden.

Smart tip about beeblossom

Nice clump of beeblossom flowers starting to bloom with a backdrop of pine bark mulch and trimmed green lawnMulch derived from cocoa hulls  or pine bark mulch (shown here) is perfect when paired with this plant, and it will hinder weed growth, too.


Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
White gaura flower shared by Pitsch under © CC0 1.0
Reddish pink beeblossom shared by Johnida Dockens under © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Gaura clump shared by Gaspard Lorthiois (own work)