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Gaura with black spot what can I do?

Pics show the problem. The variety of Gaura is Sparkle White.
Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.
Many thanks


  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
    It's normal on mine too in earlier in year. I wouldn't worry, it will grow and flower as usual.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I agree with Jaffacakes, it is normal for Gaura to have leaf spots, now called Oenothera Lindheimeri. Nothing to worry about.
  • Hi Jaffacakes and Borderline

    Thanks for your replies.

    I have since found an American site which advised that under cool growing conditions dark coloured purple spots may develop on the leaves which is a physiological response (not a disease) and will disappear with warmer temperatures. Hopefully this will be the case up here in North East England.
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