Delicate and airy, gaura is known as 'Whirling Butterflies', inspired by its dainty, dancing butterflylike flowers. It has long reddish stems that bear loose panicles of flowers, which open from pink buds. In beds and borders, they are best massed for greater effect or can be planted in small groups among shrubs. Gaura prefers rich, well-drained soil; it will not tolerate wet feet. Cut back by half after the first bloom flush for rebloom. It grows best where nights are cool.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 2-6 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 3-4 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Garden phlox makes an interesting counterpoint to the delicate gaura flowers. They enjoy similar positions in the garden.Peony
Bold leaves and magnificent blooms of peonies provide weight and substance in the flower garden, while gaura brings lightness and airiness.Salvia
A long bloom season and deep purple flower spikes make salvia an excellent companion for gaura in sunny flower gardens.
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