Series: Gaura lindheimeri Bantam™
Production Seasons: Spring / Summer
Customer Use: Landscape and Perennial Gardens
Garden Height: 12 to 16 inches (30 to 41 cm) Garden Width: 18 to 22 inches (46 to 56 cm)
USDA Hardiness Zone: zone 5 – 10
Crop planning from cell packs:
Pot size: Plants per pot (pp) Crop Time (weeks)
4” pot (10 cm) 1 pp 6 to 8
6” – 7” pot (15 cm) 1 pp 9 to 12
pH: 5.5 – 6.2
Fertilizer Requirements: 150 to 200 ppm N using a balanced feed to maintain color of foliage. Include Micro element source as part of fertilizer solution. Maintain soil evenly moist during production in containers.
Temperatures at 55°-65°F (13°-18°C) Nights
65°-80°F (18° -27°C) Days
Light: 4,000 to 9,000 ft-candles -High to medium-high. Short -days creates vegetative growth. Higher quality plants develop under optimal light conditions with less use of Plant Growth Regulators.
Pinching Requirements: Pinch once established in finished container and for larger containers, an additional pinch may be required.
Growth Regulators: B-9 is the most economical PGR, spray at 1,500 to 3,500 PPM for Gaura. Bantam™ varieties are naturally compact and should not require other plant growth regulators.
Pests/Disease: Aphids, Whitefly, Leaf minor and Spider Mites
Botrytis, Rhizoctonia & Pythium are of primary concern. Preventative drenches / sprays are recommended for crop.
Dark colored spots may develop in cool temperature conditions which is a physiological condition and not disease related.