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Is it to late to spring sow Gaura

Posted by purplehouseWY WY 4B (My Page) on
Mon, May 20, 13 at 16:04

I am planning on ordering White Gaura from Botanical Interests. The packet instructions say to plant 1-2 weeks after the last frost...which for us might be the beginning of June...Although the closes we have been lately is 38 degrees overnight. Anyways I was wondering if I could spring sow in a milk jug to get a jump start?

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RE: Is it to late to spring sow Gaura

Have you had any luck with Gaura? We're borderline zone 4/5 here and it never comes back the next spring, are you growing it as an annual? If you know a trick to overwinter I'd love to try, it's a beautiful flower.....Gaura is supposed to be a zone 6 and higher perennial, right? With those instructions you should be fine with milk jugs outside but I haven't tried it....

I still have all of my more tender perennials/annuals in milk jugs/2 liter soda bottles with the lids on but not taped, they seem to be doing fine but they're on the edge of a covered deck so they only get really sunny early morning and mid-late afternoon. Just need to make sure you don't fry them with too much sun/heat.

RE: Is it to late to spring sow Gaura

I had 1 of 3 Siskiyou Pink overwinter this year and it has come back perfect! The other 2 were coming back this year until we had another wet snow storm and It is slmost like they rotted? The one that made it was mulched with leaves and cedar...but it was in worst soil of the three?

RE: Is it to late to spring sow Gaura

I have lots of white gaura plants if anyone wants it.

RE: Is it to late to spring sow Gaura

Mori1 I will send you an email about the white Gaura plants.

RE: Is it to late to spring sow Gaura

I know I have some little seedlings that survive the lawn mower.

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