Some people find gaura to be a tricky plant as it often needs staking.
But in our thin, very free draining soil, it’s rarely a problem.
And it adds a sort of flimsly whimsy height and interest to a spot.
I love it. And glory be, it grows well from seed.
So I am making hundreds of little gaura plants which will eventually form two hedges high on the oak bank above the courtyard.
Nothing else grows here, so it might as well be a drought tolerant, unfussy perennial.
And I will interweave it with grasses just as I do here in the step garden.
The gauras, get cut back in spring, or just given a tidy and off they go again. My kind of plant.