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Gaudi™ Pink Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri 'Gaudi Pink'

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Gaudi™ Pink Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri 'Gaudi Pink') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura flowers

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri 'Gaudi Pink') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura in bloom

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Butterfly Gaura, Wand Flower

Description:

This charming variety produces delicate, pale pink blooms, over red tinted green leaves, on a compact plant that is great for containers; attractive to butterflies; tolerant of heat, drought and humidity

Ornamental Features

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura features dainty spikes of pink star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color with showy dark red variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Gaudi™ Pink Gaura is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, this plant may be too tender to survive the winter if left outdoors in a container. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features