The Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ is one of those wonderful plant cases that change the history of a species. It was introduced itself as the first pure pink color flowers of Gaura (syn. Oenothera) variety, to the American breeder Baldassare Mineo, who distinguished it among a multitude of whites cultivated.
He reproduced it and gave it to the flower lovers audience, the distant 1994. From that year until now, Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ does not cease to embellish gardens and landscapes, bringing the species into the light of gardening and landscape architecture.
The ‘Siskiyou Pink’ was the first Gaura variety with pink color, expanding the color "palette" of the species.
The main characteristics and some concise identities of the plant’s variety are given immediately below.
Scientific name: Oenothera lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’
Synonyms: Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’
Common names: Gaura Siskiyou Pink, Pink Gaura, Lindheimer’s Clockweed, Indian Feather, Lindheimer’s Beeblossom
Plant breeder: Baldassare Mineo – Medford, Oregon, USA, 1994
The Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ is a a semi-woody perennial herbaceous plant. In relation to the typical species that is upright, it has a more spread form.
The dominant ornamental element is the abundance of pink flowers and of course its long-lasting flowering.
In terms of size, the height of the plant is as large as its diameter, ranging between 0.5 and 1.5 m (2-5 ft).
It has a spherical shape, symmetrical canopy, with a rather irregular outline, is of a fine texture, while its foliage is dense, giving to the plant a compact appearance.
Η Ποικιλία Γκάουρας ‘Siskiyou Pink’
This Gaura variety is suitable for:
Normally we should suggest to the patient reader to take a look at the basic article about Gaura, since the main botanical features of Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ are little different from those of the typical species.
But we will not, because we would miss the opportunity to just easily repeat what has already been said.
Well, Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ develops from the base – its thick woody taproot – many shoots. Shoots carry the alternately arrangement and lanceolate shape simple leaves and some of them – the flowering stems – carry tetrameric flowers, extremely attractive in pink color.
The flowers magnetize a multitude of insects, including butterflies, so that the whole sight brings euphoria and high emotions to the open to new observer experiences.
Flowering – we will not be tired of repeating but also enjoying it – it is abundant and long-lasting, ranging from 120 to 150 days, depending on climatic conditions.
The Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ is of great interest not only for its flowers that atract and fasten the eyes, but also for the form and the texture of its foliage.
So its use in the garden and the landscape offers many choices of combinations that are not only limited to plant material but also open to the other structural or non environmental elements.
It could therefore be said that Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’:
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