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Gaura White

Gaura White

Regular price $6.30 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Gaura White, specifically the cultivar Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies', is an elegant and airy perennial that is native to Texas and Louisiana. This plant is celebrated for its delicate white flowers that flutter atop tall, slender stems, resembling butterflies in motion, hence the cultivar name 'Whirling Butterflies'. It is a favorite among gardeners for its long blooming period, drought tolerance, and ease of care.

Growing to about 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, 'Whirling Butterflies' forms a loose, vase-shaped clump of slender, green foliage that may exhibit a reddish tinge in certain conditions. From late spring through fall, it produces an abundance of small, star-shaped white flowers on long, wiry stems. The flowers open in the morning and fade by the following day, with new blooms continuously appearing throughout the growing season.

Adapted to full sun, Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' thrives in well-draining soil and is notably drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and water-wise gardens. It prefers a moderate amount of moisture but can tolerate periods of dryness. This plant is also deer resistant, adding to its appeal for gardeners in areas with high deer populations.

In landscaping, 'Whirling Butterflies' is often used in borders, wildflower meadows, or as an accent plant in mixed perennial beds. Its graceful habit and movement add a whimsical touch to garden designs, and its white flowers provide a beautiful contrast against darker foliage plants.

Overall, Gaura White 'Whirling Butterflies' is a versatile and attractive perennial, ideal for adding texture, movement, and long-lasting blooms to sunny garden areas. Its low maintenance requirements, adaptability to various soil conditions, and resistance to pests and drought make it a favored choice for a wide range of landscaping projects.

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