Lindheimer's Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri

Size

Height - 2 to 4 feet

Width - 2 to 3 feet

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

Whirling Butterflies,
Wand Flower

BLOOMING
MONTHS

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Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   White or light pink flowers from spring through fall
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Flowers attract butterflies
 
Reduce Maintenance   Cut back by half in late spring to control size
 
Texas Tough    Grows often across Texas prairies and along roadsides

Interesting Facts

Flowers may be white or pink, and float above the plant on long stalks.  They appear to dance in the wind, like butterflies (hence its common name).  The four-petaled flowers themselves actually look like little butterflies.  Foliage may range from green to maroon.

Lindheimer's Gaura in Frisco