Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

9cm pot £5.99
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<ul><br><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> fertile, moist well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average to fast-growing<li><b> Flowering period:</b> May to September<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy (borderline) <br><br>A graceful, hazy plant with airy wands of white, fading to pink, star-shaped flowers with distinctive long anthers like daddy long-legs, held on slender stems from May to September. This exceptionally long-flowering perennial, with slender, grey-green leaves, looks equally at home in an informal cottage-style garden or among soft grasses in a new perennial border. This variety is particularly free flowering, drought-tolerant and will soak up the sun. Give it space, as its wispy stems will lean over other plants and pathways.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> Resist the temptation to cut back gaura after it has flowered as it takes on beautiful autumn tints, particularly in cold weather. Cut back and lift and divide large colonies in spring.<br><br>


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    A graceful, hazy plant with airy wands of white, fading to pink, star-shaped flowers with distinctive long anthers like daddy long-legs, held on slender stems from May to September. This exceptionally long-flowering perennial, with slender, grey-green leaves, looks equally at home in an informal cottage-style garden or among soft grasses in a new perennial border. This variety is particularly free flowering, drought-tolerant and will soak up the sun. Give it space, as its wispy stems will lean over other plants and pathways.

  • Garden care: Resist the temptation to cut back gaura after it has flowered as it takes on beautiful autumn tints, particularly in cold weather. Cut back and lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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4.8

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Healthy (10)
  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Hardy (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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  • Garden (9)

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5.0

Absolutely magnificent plant - clouds of flowers for months

By Esther Wolff

from Harrogate

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

    Haven't had the plant a full year yet.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this again

    By Annefen

    from Isleworth

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

      A very pretty plant, flowered well into autumn. I'm hoping it survived the winter but if not will buy again.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Prompt delivery and excellent quality products

      By Pete

      from Bath and N.E. Somerset

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

        Packaging and the quality of the plants was excellent ensuring quality growth once planted.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Keen but clueless

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Would buy again

        By A Stitch in time

        from London

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

          Good border filler. Just kept on flowering even in the hot, dry conditions.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Keen but clueless

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Long lasting, soft plants for the garden

          By Mother and gardener

          from Cambridgeshire

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

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            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

            One of the first plants we had in the garden. Delighted to buy some more.

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            delightful

            By Lisabet

            from Berkshire

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

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                Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

                Pretty and easy. 3 plants in each of two big pots either side of a doorway provided daily pleasure through the summer into autumn

                • Your Gardening Experience:
                • Experienced

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would recommend this product

                By Exeter girl

                from East Midlands

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Lovely Healthy Plant

                Cons

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                  • Garden

                  Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

                  Very attractive in pot on patio

                  • Your Gardening Experience:
                  • Experienced

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely gaura

                  By Maggie

                  from Birmingham

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

                    This is very pretty and expands to fill availBle space, while looking dainty and airy

                    • Your Gardening Experience:
                    • Experienced

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very pretty

                    By Patchplayer

                    from Durham

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

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                      • Garden

                      Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

                      Planted in a mixed border

                      • Your Gardening Experience:
                      • Experienced

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Spectacular Long Lasting Display

                      By Bookworms

                      from North Nottinghamshire

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                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Drfits
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

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                        • Garden
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies':

                        Drifts in the border grow throughout the summer and do look like whirling butterflies.

                        I have found no downside to this plant at all.

                        The 7th December 2016 -

                        • Your Gardening Experience:
                        • Keen but clueless

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