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Lindheimer's Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri


Height - 2 to 4 feet

Width - 2 to 3 feet


Full sun to part shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

Whirling Butterflies,
Wand Flower


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Full plant view

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

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