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Gaura/
Bee Blossom

Gaura


Description:

Gaura gives the garden a wonderful informality with it's long, wispy stems of spider-like flowers.  It responds with a profusion of flowers when watered regularly during the summer heat.  

 

Common Name: Bee Blossom
Botanical Name: Gaura
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought and will grow in moist soils but prefers well-drained, loamy or sandy soils with a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline (6.8-7.7)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Good for naturalizing or as a cut flower.   Deer resistant.  Attracts butterflies.
Pests: none serious
Diseases: none serious
Good Companion Plants: Goes well with Sedum, Campanula, Echinacea and ornamental grasses
Care: Best to be divided in spring. 

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Gaura 'Blushing Butterflies'
Bee Blossom
zones 6-9 (will grow in zone 5)
 
Description: This new cultivar is compact with very dark green foliage.  Four-petalled flowers appear in clumps on the tips of red upright stems.
Bloom Color: Light pink, white
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: 24"
Spread: 24"


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Gaura 'Crimson Butterflies'
Bee Blossom
zones 6-9 (will grow in zone 5)
 
Description:  The young foliage is very dark crimson, greening a little as the season progresses.  Hot pink flowers are held upright on sturdy red stems. 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 24"


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Gaura 'Gaudi Pink'
Bee Blossom
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Forms compact mounds of dark green foliage with short spikes of delicate pink flowers. Stems, buds and new growth are darker red adding a nice contrast, excellent branching habit provides continuous bloom all summer. Well-drained soil is a must.  Deer resistant.
Bloom Color: Rose-Red
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-16"
Spread: 12-14"


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Gaura 'Gaudi Red'
Bee Blossom
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Forms compact mounds of dark green foliage with short spikes of deep rose-red flowers. Stems and buds are darker red adding a nice contrast, excellent branching habit provides continuous bloom all summer. Well-drained soil is a must. 
Bloom Color: Rose-Red
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-16"
Spread: 12-14"


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Gaura 'Karalee Petite Pink'
Bee Blossom
zones 6-9
 
Description:  A perennial Gaura with wands of pink flowers hovering like butterflies over dark green to burgundy foliage.  Although deadheading isn't necessary for continued blooming, you may prefer to trim back some of the flowering stems in mid-summer to encourage new flowering stems to emerge.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 14"


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Gaura 'Pink Fountain'
Bee Blossom
zones 5-9
 
Description:  A perennial Gaura that features 4-petaled, light pink flowers in wand-like panicles on dense, upright plants typically growing to 2-3’ tall. Flowers open a few at a time and dance in the wind like butterflies over a long late spring to fall bloom time.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-36"
Spread: 24-36"


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Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'
Bee Blossom, White Gaura
zones 6-9 (will grow in zone 5)
 
Description:  Blooms continuously from early summer through fall with large, very showy rose-pink flowers with white stamens.  Because of their prolific ever-blooming nature, plants of Siskiyou Pink eventually exhaust themselves and may need replacement every 3rd year or so.
Bloom Color: Rose-pink
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 15"


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Gaura 'Snow Fountain'
Bee Blossom, White Gaura
zones 5-9
 
Description: A perennial Gaura that features 4-petaled, pure white flowers in wand-like panicles on dense, upright plants. Long late spring to fall bloom time.  Deep tap roots make plants extremely drought and heat tolerant. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Gaura 'Sunny Butterflies'
Bee Blossom, White Gaura
zones 6-9 (will grow in zone 5)
 
Description:  The white-edged variegation with abundant pink flowers makes this new cultivar an ideal plant for the perennial garden or as a potted outdoor highlight.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 24"


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Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
AKA 'The Bride'

Bee Blossom, White Gaura
zones 3-9 (will grow in zone 5)
 
Description:  Flower color is pure white accented by red stems.   The plant is deeply rooted and is fairly drought tolerant.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread:
 

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