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Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' (Beeblossom)

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' PP13189


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.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' PP13189 - 72 per flat $46.08
Additional royalty fee per flat $10.80
Total price per flat $56.88
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12-18 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Beeblossom Interesting Notes

'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.


In 1994, employees of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery in Medford, Oregon spotted a pink flowering sport on a white-flowering seedling of Gaura lindheimeri. Three years later, 'Siskiyou Pink' was one of the hottest plants on the West Coast and it is beginning to gain recognition on the East Coast as well. Gaura lindheimeri Crimson Butterflies™ is a recent offspring of 'Siskiyou Pink'. Developed by Mr. Howard Bently of Plant Growers Australia, of Victoria, Australia. This New Cultivar is very compact, with very dark crimson foliage. The hot pink flowers are held upright by short red stems slightly above the foliage. Pride of Place Plants

Gaura is from the Greek gauros, meaning superb.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' Growing and Maintenance Tips

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. It's 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
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Propagation Type
Dry Sun
Native to North America