Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

Gaura - Gaura lindheimeri  'Whirling Butterflies'

Common Name: Gaura
Genus: Gaura
Species: lindheimeri
Cultivar: 'Whirling Butterflies'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

 A graceful hazy plant with airy wands of white fading to pink star-shaped flowers with distinctive long anthers like daddy long-legs held on slender stems from May to September. This exceptionally long-flowering perennial with slender grey-green leaves looks equally at home in an informal cottage-style garden or among soft grasses in a new perennial border. This variety is particularly free flowering, drought-tolerant and will soak up the sun. Give it space as its wispy stems will lean over other plants and pathways.

  • Garden care: Resist the temptation to cut back Gaura after it has flowered as it takes on beautiful autumn tints particularly in cold weather. Cut back and lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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