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Gaura

Botanical Name
Gaura lindheimeri
Hardiness
Zones 5 to 9
Height
3 to 4 feet
Width
2 to 3 feet
Flowers
Early summer to frost: white, pink
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Good drainage is essential for gaura
  • May become leggy in rich soils, cut back by half in late spring for sturdier stems, bushier growth and improved vigor.
  • Heat and drought tolerant once established
  • Division of plant clump is usually not necessary
  • Easily grown from seed
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Crimson Butterflies - bright pink flowers, crimson foliage, compact
  • Sunny Butterflies - pink flowers with white margins

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