Most of the seeds I sowed during mid-summer are coming along nicely; one of seed packs was Gaura Lindheimeri. Someone commented that they wanted to see the Gaura growing and for me to comment on how they were to start from seed. Well, fast forward to now and here are the results:
Well, half the results. There’s a second tray like this one with yet more young Gaura plants. They were very easy to germinate, came up readily and just grew away. One of them winding off to the right even looks to be trying to form a flower head already. There’s just two things:
- I’m supposed to nip the tops to make them bush out
- The brown spots of some of the leaves – which I thought at first was some sort of fungal or rust disease – is perfectly normal
They will stay in the greenhouse over winter, I’m not sure if they will die back completely or not. Next spring, I’ll plant them out in small groups, dotted about in the sunnier parts of the garden. They should make a nice addition to other “airy” plants such as the Verbena Bonariensis and Evening Primrose.