Sparkle, sparkle, little star… and that is exactly what this Gaura lindheimeri does in your garden! Sparkle White is a great summer performer that adds a touch of airiness to a border. This first year flowering perennial presents earlier and is more uniformly flowering. Thanks to its better branching habit, long panicles of starry white flowers decorate the garden from late spring to autumn. Sparkle White is also an All-America Selections Bedding Plant Award Winner for 2014 making it a worldwide star performer.

Sparkle White is also the recipient of the All-America Selections award for performance in North American trials. 

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Awards

IN DETAIL

A Fleuroselect Gold Medal is awarded to exceptional breakthroughs in breeding and this Gaura lindheimeri is a very worthy winner. The jury loved it for its excellent garden performance and strong branching habit. Its compact habit makes it ideal for container use as well as landscape plantings in large and small places. This herbaceous plant provides densely clustered branched stems carrying single, white flowers with a 3.5 diameter. Gaura lindheimeri is known for being drought tolerant and loves a sunny spot. Being awarded with a 2014 Gold Medal,  Sparkle White now is the newest star in the Fleuroselect firmament.

USE

Gaura lindheimeri Sparkle White is ideal for container use as well as landscape plantings in large and small spaces.

MARKET VALUE

The crop timing of Sparkle White allows for either an annual bedding finish or a traditional perennial finishing method. Growers will love this new variety for its outstanding branching habit and uniformity. Retailers will appreciate its early, full flowering to convince at point of sale. Consumers will rave about this Gold Medal winner’s long flowering season that will add freshness to borders from the end of spring until autumn. ‘Sparkle White’ grows best in full sun and can survive lengthy periods of drought. It can be used in either garden beds or pots for accent colour and delicate texture.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The name Gaura is from the Greek Gauros meaning ‘superb’, and relates to its striking flowers. This species is native to southern Louisiana and Texas. Lindheimeri refers to Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer, a German-born botanist who collected intensively in Texas for Harvard University. Sometimes, this plant is also referred to as Lindheimer’s beeblossom. It originates in moist places and prairies of southern North America and has a graceful habit that makes it a popular border plant. Sparkle White is the latest addition to the Gaura range, adding delicate grace to perennial borders and letting them shine all summer long.

 

Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:

Earlier blooming, better branched, more uniform flowering than competition


Colour:

White with pink blush


Flower:

Single; 3.5 cm


Flowering Period:

June to September


Type:

Perennial, O.P., Diploid


Use:

Bedding


Seed:

60-65 seeds per gram


Plant:

Height: 65-70 cm; Spread: 75-80 cm


Growing:

Sow seeds at 21°C in a 288 Cell or larger with vermiculite cover. Grow at 19°-21°C during the day and 16°-19°C at night. At six weeks, transplant into a 11 cm or larger final container. PGR: Mix Alar @ 2500ppm and CCC @ 1000ppm in the third and fifth week after potting. Apply moderate mois¬ture levels with weekly high N and K fertilizer. Sparkle White is long-day flowering.


Planting:

Plant end April in sunny spot.


Registration details

Breeder:

Kieft Seed


Entry number:

22/10


Protection Period:

15 years


Expiry Date:

2026-12-31