Growing Guide
plant thumbnail


Herbaceous Perennial Flower, Wildflower

Also known as Beeblossom
Gaura lindheimeri
Onagraceae Family

Upright and graceful, with willowy foliage, Gaura bears erect spikes of dainty white blooms. New varieties offer pink blooms and colored foliage.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • tolerates droughty soil
  • requires well-drained soil

Hardiness zones:

  • 5 to 10
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 3 to 4 feet

Spread: 2 to 3 feet

Bloom time:

  • mid-summer
  • late summer
  • early fall

Flower color:

  • white
  • pink

Buds are pink and open to white blooms.

Foliage color: medium green

Foliage texture: medium

Shape: herbaceous: other

Form is tall and upright, but very loose and graceful.

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Flowers borne along upright stems that rise above the foliage.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • native to North America - Southern United States
Special uses:
  • cut flowers
  • wildflowers
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by seed - Sow seeds where desired in the spring. Very easy to grow from seed.

Maintenance and care:
Cut back to 10” tall in the second growing season to keep growth vigorous.

More growing information: How to Grow Perennials

‘Siskiyou Pink’: vivid pink blooms.

‘Crimson Butterflies’: vivid pink blooms on plants with deep crimson foliage. More compact and dense than other Gauras.

‘Sunny Butterflies’: pink flowers with white margins.