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Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' (Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies')

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Time to maturity
2-5 years
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Botanical name: Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

Other names: Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies', White indian feather

Genus: Gaura

Variety or Cultivar: '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.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage: Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming, Upright

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Pruning: May be cut back after first flowering flush for rebloom 4-6 weeks later. Cut back in spring before new growth appears. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...

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Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' (Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun but dry soils and partial shade are tolerated. Stems may flop in rich soil or partal shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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