I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Synonyms: Gaura (GOW-ra), Apple blossom Grass, Lindheimer's
This plant changed its scientific name a while back and I
still use the old one. I am so not a trendsetter or rider. It is now classified
as an Oenothera and I am not sure why. That is a genus, which sends a bit of a
chill up my spine because of tendency to run a little rampant and be invasive.
However, I have leaned to grow Sundrops and know how to manage them now
(borderline iron fist). This plant is much more graceful and a better garden
citizen then most Oenothera.
This is a tough plant that is long blooming. It absolutely
needs full sun to flower properly and good drainage. It is drought tolerant and
can grow in dry areas but I have found it likes a bit of moisture too, especially
during establishment. It can be short lived but worth having as a supporting
character in the border.
Since I haven’t posted in some time here is a bonus photo