Whiskers Deep Rose Gaura have rosy-pink flowers with white stamens that look like whiskers. The rose-pink flowers flutter in the breeze at the end of wiry stems with narrow leaves climbing to the top. They add a delicate touch to any garden from late spring to early fall and an even be used in cut flower arrangements. This North America native is heat and drought tolerant and not very appetizing to deer or rabbits.
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.
Picture Courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company
Spacing: Plant 12″ to 16″ apart.
Height: Grows 14″ to 16″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Whiskers Deep Rose Gaura has a long blooming season. It’s compact habit makes it great for containers.
Tips: Water lightly and fertilize once a month.
Uses: Garden Beds, Landscapes, Cut Flowers, Containers