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.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Tolerates heat, humidity and drought. Good drainage is essential. Remove spent flower spikes to prolong bloom period.
Flower ColorPink and white
Foliage ColorGreen with purple tinges
Plant Spread10-15 in.
Plant Height3-4 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Showy flowers and foliage, Wildflower, Border
Bloom TimeAll season