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PlantFiles: Whirling Butterflies
Gaura lindheimeri 'Gaudi Red'

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

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Variegated
Burgundy
Bronze-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral coriaceous On Jun 29, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Habit is compact, dense, and well branched. Produces a lot more flowering stems, and a lot more flowers, than the species. Blooms nonstop all summer till frost.

The foliage is not variegated, but dark green. Stems are an attractive red.

It has not wintered over for me in Boston Z6a, in sandy well-drained soils and full sun.

"Whirling Butterflies" is the name of a sterile white-flowered cultivar, not a common name for the species. The common name is "gaura".

Positive dolfinjim On Jun 28, 2014, dolfinjim from Pirkkala
Finland wrote:

Found it at the local Malmart. Planted it in full Florida sun, late spring, in a deep sedum ground cover. It took off to become a live mobile, 3ft tall, 4ft diameter in constant bloom.It requires little water in its setting. Am about to try dry stem propagation. More later.

Regional...

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

Punta Gorda, Florida



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