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Gaura split /parting due to weather

The weather was windy and rainy around a week ago. As a result, my gaura plant now has a big parting (sorry don’t know what the technical name is) in the middle - see photo.

It hasn’t recovered - keeps flopping back  when I pull it up… does this indicate the soil is too heavy or is this just a normal response to the weather?

On a separate note, am I meant to “pinch out” gaura? 



  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,199
    They are tall and floppy enough to need some support, either tie them to canes or use twiggy sticks around them. They might need more water as well as yours are quite close to the stonework.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Thanks… will try staking with twigs
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