We have been really enjoying using this plant recently; The Urban Gardeners have included it in several planting schemes for its versatility, drought tolerance and long flowering time.
Gaura lindheimeri is a graceful perennial with long slender stems, which hold white fading to pink, star-shaped flowers from May to September.
- Great in an informal planting setting or cottage garden
- Looks lovely intertwined with grasses in an herbaceous border
- Can be planted in large clumps for effect, or can be used as dot plants throughout the border
- Gives good airy height to a planting scheme, and moves freely with a breeze to give interest
This clump-forming deciduous perennial can reach up to 1m high and 50cm wide. It enjoys a sunny position with fertile, moist, well-drained soil, and is fully hardy. Generally pest and disease-free.
You can propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame from spring to early summer, or propagate by basal cuttings or softwood cuttings in spring, or semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.
Enjoy these delicate flowers that are aptly named for little butterflies fluttering in the breeze.