Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies' (Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies')
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
White indian feather
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'Whirling Butterflies' ~ 'Whirling Butterflies' is a bushy, upright, clump-forming perennial with small, grey-green leaves and long, red stems bearing white, star-shaped flowers with red sepals from late spring to autumn.
Best grown in fertile, ie. organic enriched moist soil dully exposed to sun. The conditions of partial shade, above, and dry soil are tolerated but will not produce as great an effect.
Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Full Sun, Partial Shade
North, South, East, West
Exposed or Sheltered
May be cut back after first flowering flush for rebloom 4-6 weeks later.
Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings
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Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' is:
White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn
Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn
Red in Spring; Red in Summer; Red in Autumn
Bushy, Clump-forming, Upright
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