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GAURA BIENNIS | Biennial Guara

  • GAURA BIENNIS | Biennial Guara
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Biennial Gaura (Gaura biennis) grows to six feet in it's second year. with small pink flowers and establishes a prairie planting.  Completes its life-cycle in two years; however will distribute numerous seeds while blowing in a gentle breeze.  Will grow tall, with an untidy appearance or weedy look yet should be considered in a planned prairie planting.

Late blooming can occur in September and although usually pink, color can be pure white or a deep reddish-pink. 

The leaves and seeds provide a favorite feeding source for the larvae from the Gaura Moth and Primose Moth.
It is also an important pollinating plant for long-tongue bees and bumblebees.

 

Sun Exposure               Savanna, Prairie
Soil Moisture Dry Mesic, Dry, Wet Mesic, Mesic
Bloom Time

Summer  
July, Aug, Sept, Oct.

Bloom Color Pink - White
Max Height 6 feet
Wetland Code FACU-
Germ Code  C(60)
Seeds Per Packet  200
Seeds Per Ounce   2,700

 

 

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: The root has been chewed and held in the mouth as a treatment for toothache.

Herbal Uses: Unknown

 

Some Native Americans chewed the flowers and rubbed the paste on their hands to help them catch horses.
One can only guess as to how this helped catch a horse.

 

 

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  1. Seeds 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2017

    The seeds arrived promptly and are now in stratification. Thank you