Go Back Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri
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Plant Type: Annuals

Gaura is a clump-forming, vase-shaped, somewhat shrubby plant which typically grows 3-4' tall and is perhaps best known for its 4-petaled, butterfly-like flowers and long bloom period (spring to early autumn). Pinkish buds along wiry, erect, wand-like stems open to white flowers which slowly fade to pink. Flowers appear in long, open, panicles and open only a few at a time. Narrow, stemless leaves are occasionally spotted with maroon.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Tolerates heat, humidity and drought. Good drainage is essential. Remove spent flower spikes to prolong bloom period.

Flower Color

Pink and white

Foliage Color

Green with purple tinges

Plant Spread

10-15 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

3-4 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Showy flowers and foliage, Wildflower, Border

Bloom Time

All season

Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

All season interest