Passionate Rainbow Petite Gaura is different from most Gaura. The soft pink flowers do not grow on long, dainty stems above the foliage, they grow at the end of the foliage and on side branches. The center of the star-shaped flowers are dark pink which compliments the burgundy of the new foliage. As the plant matures the foliage changes to green with creamy white borders but the stems remain dark pink.
Most Gaura have long stems that rise above the clump of foliage with dainty flowers that move about in the breeze. This movement causes the blooms to look like little butterflies while attracting the real thing. Plant them in mass plantings for more impact. Gaura tend to develop a long taproot which can make dividing tricky. This long root helps the plant draw nutrients and moisture from deep in the ground when conditions may be drier topside. Gaura do not like wet feet. Make sure that your location drains well or that long root may rot.
Spacing: Plant 15″ to 20″ apart.
Height: Grows 24″ to 30″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun to part shade.
Outstanding Features: Blooms early summer to fall. Deer resistant.
Tips: Heat, humidity and drought tolerant. Deadhead to promote blooming
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes, Xeriscapes