Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

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Buy Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' gaura: Long-lasting, white flowers. Copes well with drought

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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I would certainly buy from Crocus again

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A brilliant type of whirling butterflies (Gaura) - they flower right up to the start of frosts

Angela

Market Rasen

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Beautiful plant

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A lovely plant that grew so tall in its first year I have moved it to a tub and position where it can be better appreciated - even with (or maybe because of) the cutting back and replanting it has lots of new shoots, in spite of the cold snap and I am looking forward to seeing it thrive this coming summer.

Sally

Taunton

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Guara

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Lovely plants established quickly and gave a good display and obviously enjoyed the warm summer will now see if they survive a Scottish winter!

Scotty

West lothian

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Love this

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Planted with the orange echinacea as advertised in a difficult position and it was a triumph - thank you

Peony

Peak District

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Recommended

5

Brilliant cottage garden plant.

Gail

Norwich

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All plants surviving and looking good

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Has a tall and airy habit so should not be front of border.

Rach

Buckinghamshire

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Seemed OK, this year we will see

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I am hoping that this will survive the winter so time will tell.

Artist

Kent

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Beautiful addition to a border

5

Really long-lasting flowers on quite tall stems, that lovely at the front of a border, draping over a path. Really do look like little white butterflies. The flowers lasted well into the autumn, and stems only died back at the end of winter.

Ali

West Sussex

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my favourite flower

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Flowers from July until the frosts. Moves in the breeze in a most attractive way. Visitors ask what it is.

Fi

Herts

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An excellent plant with a long flowering period

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Very tolerant, located in a situation of limited sun but thrives well and blooms for 8 or 9 months

North facer

Sandwich

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I've just bought 3 Gaura Lindheimeri plants from you. I can't find any instructions on how far apart they should be planted.

CAS

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