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Does Gaura die back in winter?

The foliage dies back to the ground in the winter (except in mild climates where it is evergreen) and growth may be slow to emerge in spring. Although it is a perennial, individual plants may not be long-lived. Once the dead overwintered stems (L) are removed new foliage emerges (C) to form a basal clump of leaves (R).

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Just so, should Gaura be cut back?

You can cut gaura back once by one-half when the plant is about 12 inches tall for a bushier plant with only about a one-week delay in blooming or cut it back to about two-thirds its unpruned height one more time in midsummer for blooms starting in late summer on a compact plant.

Additionally, how do you care for Gaura? Care of gauras involves planting them into a full sun area with rich soil and deep drainage. Growth needs of the gaura plant include organic soil. This encourages development of the taproot. gaura growing info indicates the plants are drought tolerant once established, consequently, little care of gaura is needed.

Subsequently, question is, should I cut back Gaura in autumn?

Only a few flowers open at a time, extending the flowering period from late spring to early autumn. Since there are many flower stalks from each clump, floral display is showy. To control the stalks that can grow up to 5 feet, cut back gaura by about half in late spring after the first flush of bloom.

How do you keep Gaura blooming?

Water and fertilize sparingly to promote compact growth and more flowers. The flower stems may become leggy and flop if grown in rich soils or too much shade. Plants can be sheared in late spring, removing up to half the height of the plant, to keep plants smaller. Gaura has few pest problems.

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