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Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

Top of the Plant Finder charts

Posted by Graham Rice on 29 Apr 2009 at 12:09 PM

Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane'. Image ©Hardy's Cottage Garden PlantsYes, the plant listed by more nurseries than any other in the latest edition of the RHS Plant Finder is none other than the gorgeous (drum roll...), the delightful (another drum roll...), the altogether unique (even more drums + cymbals...) - It's Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane'.

Regular readers will have noted the official launch of ‘Rosyjane' at last year's Chelsea Flower Show and its triumphant appearance soon after at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Now it's available from ten RHS Plant Finder nurseries around the country; send your order in soon to be sure of getting a plant.

Derived from the old favourite ‘Siskiyou Pink', this is the very first bicoloured gaura and one whose unique colouring is captivating gardeners. It was spotted at Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants down in Hampshire and named for Rosy Hardy - a familiar face on the (more often than not) Gold Medal winning exhibits at RHS shows around the country. At 30in/75cm ‘Rosyjane' is taller than many recent gauras, some of which are rather dumpy and characterless, so it retains an appealing airy elegance. Use it in large containers, or in sunny well drained borders where it will come back year after year.

You can order Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane' from these RHS Plant Finder nurseries.



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