Gaura lindheimeri Siskiyou Pink
Gaura lindheimeri (Butterfly gaura) #1228
Common Name White Gaura, Lindheimers Beeblossom, Whirling Butterflies
Latin Name Gaura lindheimeri
Family Onagraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 3-35, 37, 38 / 5-10
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water One to twice per month in summer
Exposure Full sun to light shade
Height X Width 18 inches X 2 feet to 4 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Red to green evergreen
Flowers Flowers open in early morning and are white evolving to pink during the day. Flowers are in spikes or racemes, or are branching. They open in the evening. The 4 petals are on the upper side of the flower, giving it a slightly bilateral symmetry. There are normally 8 prominent stamens and 1 pistil; these are on the lower side. The stamens have reddish-brown anthers.
Bark / Roots  
Maintenaance None
Propagation Seed
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Ground cover, borders, low maintenance, fire retardant, background, parkways
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Thornless, Moonlight, Butterfly, Fire Retardantant
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://www.icangarden.com/neweden/gaura.htm
    Images and data http://www.floridata.com/ref/g/gaur_lin.cfm
    Images and data http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/plant.asp?code=C840
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/37057/
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaura_lindheimeri
    Images and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/herbaceous/gauralind.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Onagraceae/Gaura_lindheimeri.html
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/WhirlingButterflies/WhirlingButterflies.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=gali2
    Images and data http://magnoliagardensnursery.com/productdescrip/Gaura_Crimson.html
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/53555/
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?strLetter=G&plant_id=669&page=
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/gaura-lindheimeri-wand-flower.aspx
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=GALI2
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