Gaura have long stems that rise above the clump of foliage with dainty flowers that move about in the breeze. This movement causes the blooms to look like little butterflies while attracting the real thing. Plant them in mass plantings for more impact.
Gaura blooms early summer to fall. In addition to attracting butterflies, hummingbirds love the dainty flowers. It is also deer resistant. It thrives in the heat and humidity of summer and is drought tolerant once established. Deadhead old blooms to promote reblooming.
Gaura tend to develop a long taproot. This long root helps the plant draw nutrients and moisture from deep in the ground when conditions may be drier topside. Gaura do not like wet feet. Make sure that your location drains well or that long root may rot.
Guara is available in our Quart Perennials.
Passionate Rainbow Petite
Passionate Rainbow Petite Gaura is different from most Gaura. The soft pink flowers do not grow on long, dainty stems above the foliage, they grow at the end of the foliage and on side branches. The center of the star-shaped flowers are dark pink which compliments the burgundy of the new foliage. As the plant matures the foliage changes to green with creamy white borders but the stems remain dark pink.
Plant in full sun to part sun 15-20″ apart. Grows 24″ to 30″ tall.
Whirling Butterflies Gaura has upright long stems with small leaves ending in butterfly-like flowers. The buds are pink and the blooms are a light pink to white. The blooms open a few at a time which makes for a longer blooming period. The elongated leaves are medium green and can sometimes have maroon spots that show up but don’t worry, this is not because they have a disease. Gaura are for the most part disease resistant and are not bothered by many insects.
Plant in full sun to part sun 12-20″ apart. Grows 24-36″ tall.