Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Also called Butterfly Gaura, Bee Blossom
More About Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
- Loose sprays of star-like, white flowers tinged with pale pink
- Narrow, lance-shaped, bright green leaves with maroon spots
- Excellent, cut flower
- Attracts butterflies and bees
- Bloom Time: Early summer to mid-fall
- Flower Size: 2.5 cm
Gaura Growing and Maintenance Tips
Thrives in an average to moist, well-drained soil (this is essential), in full sun. Tolerates heat, humidity and some drought. Gaura have a tendency to grow open and somewhat floppy, so they benefit from a hard pruning in late spring, to encourage a bushy, compact habit. Remove spent flowers to improve overall appearance, but not necessarily to extend bloom time. Not always reliable in Zone 5 winters, so plant in protected areas.
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall