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Stratosphere Pink Picotee Butterfly Flower Gaura lindheimeri

  • Hardy Zones
    • 6 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 24 Inches
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Stratosphere Pink Picotee Butterfly Flower Gaura lindheimeri

Sun 12 - 24

Features

I'm FIT for a QUEEN.

Wands of pink flowers hover like butterflies over dark green foliage May through September; heat and drought tolerant

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Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
12 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 12 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Maintenance Notes: 

Each flowering stem adds blooms, continuously to the end of the spike. As time goes on, the flowering stems can get rather long and tangled. Although deadheading isn't necessary for continued blooming you may find that you prefer to trim back some of the flowering stems at some point in mid-summer. This will encourage new flowering stems to emerge. Flowers will be closer to the foliage and the plant will look tidier. If you choose, you can trim all the flower stems off at once, however, you should then expect a 2 to 3 week period without flowers.

Stratosphere Pink Picotee Gaura lindheimeri 'Gaudpin' USPP 18,237, Can 3,031

  • It is elegant, sweet, classy, I love it :)

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mrs H
    Ashland
    Wisconsin
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Gunn Hatlehol
    Ashland
    Wisconsin
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Glen Roberts
    3 years ago
  • This is the first year that I have grown it. I have decided that so far it is my favorite. Plan on getting the white variety.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Bebe
    Washington
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I purchased this plant blooming on June 6, now Aug. 18 has 100's of blooms. Surviving 100+ degree weather in a container. Even if I can't winter it over, it was wellworth the purchase.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sharon Peters
    Oregon
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
  • We live in Zone 5 and they have survived the winters. Absolutely love them:)

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    LDINPA
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I have purchased 6 now, they say they are perennials but have not gotten them to come back. I am very upset because I think these are BEAUTIFUL.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Sheri
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • It is a light and airy plant with a lot of character. Perfect in my planters each season.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Carrie
    Michigan
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I was amazed. Bloomed wonderfully in pot but to really show it needs to be the garden. Plan on adding at least 5 more this year!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Monica Rayford
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
2007 Prairie Bloom Kansas State University
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