Gaura

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Gaura

Oenothera lindheimeri
Butterfly Gaura, White Guara, Lindheimer’s Beeblossom
1.0

3.0
2.0

3.0
Louisiana and Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun/part shade. Gaura is an herbaceous perennial wildflower, growing in a spreading vaselike clump. White flowers with long stamens bloom in loose clusters, eventually fading to pink. These rise above the foliage on long stems, trembling in the slightest breezes.

“Whirling Butterflies,” a popular cultivar, describes the effect. Use it in the back of a sunny perennial border where it may sprawl freely.

Maintenance

None required; clumps can be cut in half during summer to encourage a second bloom in autumn. Gaura can self-sow or become weedy in some settings.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
1.0-3.0 H, 2.0-3.0 W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
Pink, White
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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