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Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

Also called Butterfly Gaura, Bee Blossom


Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' - Gaura

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

Zone:

5

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

40-40 cm

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

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