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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’ (White Gaura)

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
White Gaura

Native to Texas and Mexico, this airy herbaceous perennial forms a basal rosette of green foliage from which arching branched flower stalks emerge. Sprays of small white orchid-like blooms cover the stems in low deserts during the spring and fall, while summer flowers are common in colder regions. Plant in full sun in middle to high deserts, but provide some afternoon protection in the hottest zones. It thrives in garden soil, and prefers moderate to ample irrigation. If water is available, it can reseed. It is susceptible to flea beetles.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 12" - 15" (in)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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