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Gaura Cherry Brandy

I recently bought some Gaura Cherry Brandy as small plants. I was wondering if i have to pinch out the growing tip to get a bushy plant or just leave to get on with it. Thanks in advance.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,288
    I grow Gaura The Bride (from seed) and that does not need pinching.
    Multiple flowering stems appear from the base.
    I imaging Cherry Brandy is the same, but it's not one I have

    Billericay - Essex

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • That's great, thank you. I can see the start of more stems so I will leave alone and let grow. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,288
    I was surprised at how quickly they grow.
    I sowed seed in March last year and I had good size flowering plants by July.
    They're just about to come into flower again now.
    BTW - once planted they don't like being transplanted, so make sure you get them in the right place first time.

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • I will give it some thought on were to plant if they don't like being transplanted. Some were growing at our old house and loved them for the long flowering period. Having just dug a new flower bed, decided to get some more. Bought a greenhouse so will be growing more from seed next year.
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