Whirling Butterflies Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies') brings graceful movement to your garden. Creating mounding clumps with an airy feel, and filling out with lance-shaped green foliage all summer. Long, slender red stems, full of pink buds open in succession from bottom to top into fluttering, unusual white blooms!
Gaura is a tough, native wildflower with a soft, appealing look and ultra-fine texture. Once it's established in your garden, a long tap-root makes it perfectly suited to survive the intense summer heat without additional watering.
These wind-lovers bring delight from young visitors, and you'll appreciate their prolific production all summer and autumn, from May to September. Like the wings of butterflies fluttering on tall slender stems, they dance and frolic on the slightest breeze!
You'll want to use Whirling Butterflies as a ‘thriller’ in containers and patio planters. Graceful and fine texture for Cottage gardens or Perennial borders. Use in the back border of your cutting gardens and in Wildflower gardens with all the carefree ease that comes with hardy natives such as these!
Plant enough so you have plenty for cut flower arrangements, and so you can leave some for the bees and butterflies too! Lending graceful tall thrillers and finery to bouquets. Regardless of where you plant this delicate plant, you’ll enjoy hardiness and adaptability with this native wildflower!
Gaura is best suited at the back of the garden bed or nestled along a rock wall. Rock gardens and Naturalized meadows and prairie plantings are perfect for this native of the southern US, so you can be assured it can take the heat!
Like its namesake, butterflies will be fluttering around this plant during its entire, long bloom time. Also known as Beeflower, your beneficial pollinators will also be humming around these blooms! You may even chance to see a hummingbird or at least a hummingbird moth come by for a visit!
These tough native selections require full sun for the most vigorous growth. Provide at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, favoring the drying power of the morning sun.
Tolerant of poor soil, Guara also thrives in about any kind of well-drained soil with average fertility and with moderate, yet consistent moisture. Drought tolerant once established, be sure to provide ample waterings while young plants are becoming established.
Hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 9, Whirling Butterflies Wandflower is such a wonderful contrast between a delicate beauty and a tough workhorse!
Requiring minimal care and maintenance, deadhead to remove spent blooms and encourage a rebloom. Prune it in late spring by cutting it back to half the size, if you want to keep it more compact.
Whirling Butterflies Wandflower is sure to add light and airy texture, and tough-as-nails tolerance to your landscape! Order your own butterflies on a wand today at NatureHills.com!
Head over to our Garden Blog to read about how to Prepare a Feast for Your Pollinators!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink Buds Open White|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|