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Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' (Beeblossom)

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' PP13189

Beeblossom

Deep pink flowers on dark red foliage, short with a very compact habit. The stems culminate in racemes of orchid-like flowers that open a few at a time, giving the plant the added bonus of a long blooming period.

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Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' PP13189 - 72 per flat $48.38
Additional royalty fee per flat $10.80
Total price per flat $59.18
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Height

12-18 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Beeblossom Interesting Notes

Developed by Howard Bentley and Steve Eggleton of Plant Growers Australia.

'Crimson Butterflies' produces dark-crimson leaves and short, red stems that hold hot-pink flowers (2- to 4-inch racemes) just above the foliage. Plants reach 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. This cultivar tolerates high humidity and is adaptable to almost any soil type. It is resistant to drought, but like other xeriscape perennials, looks better when watered regularly. Flowering occurs from early spring to frost, but is most abundant during late spring.

Gaura is from the Greek gauros, meaning superb.

Gaura lindheimeri is named for German immigrant and "Father of Texas Botany" Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer, who explored Texas for plants, helping found New Braunfels where he settled and became editor of the local newspaper in 1852.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in a sunny location. This xeriscape perennial flourishes in hot, dry conditions but mulching and when given regular deep irrigation is very helpful. It is drought, humidity and heat-tolerant. Adapts to almost any soil but best in moist, fertile soil. Plant in perennial borders and naturalized areas, also excellent as a potted highlight for the outdoor living space. To prune, cut off the top 1/3 of the plant in early spring to promote flower production. - Pride of Place Plants

Gauras need plenty of air in the soil for it to be long lived. It does very well in containers, along the top of a wall or in a raised bed. Its natural range spans from Louisiana to Texas. Deadhead during the flowering season to promote bushier growth and more flower stems. May self seed green-leafed plants if not cut back. Best used for xeriscaping, perennial gardens or containers.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun
Native to North America
Ornamental Foliage