Today’s Featured Flower Photo of the Day:
The Pink Gaura
Here is today’s featured photo flower presentation. To let the is year shine bright, I am featuring fine photos of flowers, continuing to honor the brighter side of life again this year. Today’s Flower of the day is the Pink Gaura.
The Pink Gaura, or the Gaura Lindheimeri is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial originally native to Texas and Louisiana. These pictures were photographed in Illinois. The Pink Gaura grows to as much as 1 to 5 feet tall and a spread of 1-1/2 feet to 2 feet, having stems clad with spoon-shaped to lanceolate leaves that are approximately 3 inches long, with pinkish buds along wiry, erect, and wand-like stems–blooming from May to September white flowers which slowly fade into pink. Flowers appear in long, loose, terminal panicles and open only a few at a time. The Pink Gaura have narrow, lance-shaped, stemless leaves that grow 1 to 3 inches long, and the flowers are occasionally spotted with shades of maroon. The Pink Gaura grow best when grown in sandy, loamy, and well-drained soils in the full sun. Good drainage is essential–a tap rooted plant that tolerates heat, humidity, and some drought. In order to prolong the bloom period, you must remove spent flower spikes . Thin flower stems tend to become leggy, then flop, mainly when grown in rich soils. The plants can benefit from close planting or support from adjacent perennials. The Pink Gaura particularly those which typically grow tall, may be cut back in late spring by 1/2 in order to control its size. The Pink Gaura may self-seed if spent flower stems are left in place in the fall season.
Photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy A71 with the factory Quad camera Standard-wide: 64 MP 1/1.72-inch sensor with 0.8µm pixels and 26 mm-equivalent f/1.8 PDAF lens Ultra-wide: 12 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens.
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