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PlantFiles: Wandflower, White Gaura
Gaura lindheimeri 'Summer Breeze'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaura (GOW-ra) (Info)
Species: lindheimeri (lind-HY-mer-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Breeze

Synonym:Oenothera lindheimeri

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lancer23 On Aug 31, 2014, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

A wispy wand of white flowers floating in the wind. It grows like wild flower here with little water or care. Have lots of compliments from neighbors. Snails doesn't care for it but the cabbage worm nibbles on it.

Positive slmo On Mar 30, 2009, slmo from Camas, WA wrote:

The many 1" flowers bloom on narrow, 5' - 6' stalks, seeming to float and flutter above the foliage and above whatever is in front of it like small white butterflies. It is beautiful with a green shrub behind it (mine is in front of a burning bush and a Kousa Dogwood) so the flowers really stand out. It blooms all summer long for me and needs no deadheading. It has come back reliably each year for the past 5 years with no dividing.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Redlands, California
San Francisco, California
Cocoa, Florida
Alpharetta, Georgia
Winterville, Georgia
Florence, Mississippi
Fort Worth, Texas
Camas, Washington

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