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Appleblossom Grass, Lindheimer's Beeblossom 'Gaudi Red'

Gaura lindheimeri

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Punta Gorda, Florida

Earlham, Iowa

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 14, 2016, Hensley861 from Earlham, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Picked this up on a whim on the discount table at the local big box store last summer. It didn't grow much bigger but did flower nicely. I was surprised to see it come back this spring. Through mid July this year I have yet to see any flowers. The foliage looks good, a dark green with maroon tips standing 18" tall. Neutral rating due to no flowers this year and tends to flop after a rain.

Neutral

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

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.

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