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Stratosphere Pink Picotee Butterfly Flower Gaura lindheimeri

(10 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 12"
Height
12 - 24"
Spread
8 - 12"
  • Details

    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

    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    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
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    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.

    Lovely in landscapes or as thrillers in combination containers, gauras add height, wispy texture, and movement to the design. Their graceful stems bear non-stop blooms through the heat of summer.

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

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

      Mrs H
      Wisconsin
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Gunn Hatlehol
      Wisconsin
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Glen Roberts
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Bebe
      Washington
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

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

      LDINPA
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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

      Carrie
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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!

      Monica Rayford
      California
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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