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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’


Butterfly Gaura

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.224.150


A North American wild flower, highly valued for its long flower display in the garden. Plants bloom for many weeks, with loose sprays of white flowers tinged with pale pink. In the breeze these move constantly, looking like a cloud of small butterflies. Although Gaura may not always winter reliably, plants flower for the entire summer and fall, so consider using it even as an annual in colder winter regions. This selection is sterile, so self-sown seedlings will not appear. Excellent in containers, and for cutting. Plants must have excellent drainage to survive the winter. Heat and drought tolerant. Note that botanists have recently reclassified and named this species Oenothera lindheimeri. Here at Heritage Perennials, we'll continue to list it under it’s more commonly familiar Latin name for now.

Further details for
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’


Butterfly Gaura

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.224.150


A North American wild flower, highly valued for its long flower display in the garden. Plants bloom for many weeks, with loose sprays of white flowers tinged with pale pink. In the breeze these move constantly, looking like a cloud of small butterflies. Although Gaura may not always winter reliably, plants flower for the entire summer and fall, so consider using it even as an annual in colder winter regions. This selection is sterile, so self-sown seedlings will not appear. Excellent in containers, and for cutting. Plants must have excellent drainage to survive the winter. Heat and drought tolerant. Note that botanists have recently reclassified and named this species Oenothera lindheimeri. Here at Heritage Perennials, we'll continue to list it under it’s more commonly familiar Latin name for now.

Further details for
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.