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Scarlet Gaura Flowers Seed, Gaura coccinea, Perennial

$ 2.75
SKU P7381S
Scarlet Gaura
Also known as, "Scarlet beeblossom". Growth 8 – 24 inches, flowers May to August. This plant can vary greatly in size, flower color and pubescence. Often forms colonies. The Lakota Indians are recorded to have chewed this plant and rubbed it on their hands to aid in catching horses. The Navajo used a cold infusion of this plant to settle children's upset stomachs. Adapted to dry prairies, open wooded hillsides, roadsides on a variety of soils.
Scarlet Gaura is extremely easy and carefree! Delicate blossoms, somewhat like the honeysuckle in appearance, bloom white at first, but by the next day change to pink and then to red! Hardier and more manageable than some other species of Gaura, this pretty flower may form large colonies!
Sow Gaura seeds in starter trays using sterile potting soil. Gently press the flower seeds into the soil, and barely cover with lose soil. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination. When ready to transplant, cut the Gaura seedlings back to help it grow more compact. A second cutting back 4 weeks later is often needed again to keep the plant more compact in growth.
  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 8
  • Height: 32 inches
  • Bloom Season: White , pink and red
  • Bloom Color: Summer and fall
  • Environment: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 7.2
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Temperature: 68F
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
  • Light Required: Yes
  • Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 30 inches

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