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. Remove spent flower stems 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 best in well-drained soils.

Gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri) Belleza Dark Pink

Common Name: Beeblossom

Gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri) is a native perennial found in Texas and Louisiana. Gaura Belleza Dark Pink has pink blooms and attractive green foliage accented with red shaded new growth. The pink blooms contrast well against the darker shades of the green-red foliage.

Gaura Belleza has a compact and bushy growth habit. It’s blooms are held upright on long, arching stems. Gaura blooms from spring to fall.

Gaura Belleza is very low maintenance and is not plagued by diseases or pests.

Plant in part sun to full sun 16-20″ apart. Grows 12-18″ tall and 16-20″ wide.

Gaura Bellze Dark Pink is available in our Quart Native Perennial size category.

Gaura 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.

Gaura Passionate Rainbow Petite is available in our Quart Perennials size category.

Rainbow Guara

Gaura Whirling Butterflies

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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.

Gaura Whirling Butterflies is available in our Quart Perennials size category.

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