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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Crimson Butterflies’
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Crimson Butterflies’
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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Crimson Butterflies’

Butterfly Gaura

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.224.130

This is an Australian selection of Butterfly Gaura. Plants bloom for many weeks, with loose sprays of rich pink flowers, held on red stems like a cloud of butterflies. Plants form a bushy, compact mound of crimson-red leaves. 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. 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. USPP#13189: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Crimson Butterflies’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.