Bright, raspberry red blooms look like tiny butterflies hovering on 12-15" stems, with their star-shaped petals fluttering in the breeze. Beautiful even before it flowers in early summer; attractive foliage emerges in spring tinged with red before maturing to dark green. Gaura GaudiTM Red PPAF
Zones 5-9, 3" pots.
The Gaura Red Butterflies plant will be a hit with star-shape flowers on wiry stems. The compact habit of the Gaura Gaudi is just right for a container or rock garden. Cultivate the perennial plants 15 to 18 inches apart in partial shade to full sun for colorful perennial flowers with dark green leaves and raspberry-red blossoms.
The Gaura Red Butterflies plant is aptly named as the flowers look like tiny butterflies fluttering in the breeze. Even before the Gaura Gaudi produces its raspberry-red flowers in early summer, its attractive foliage emerges in spring tinged with red before maturing to dark green. These perennial plants from our flower nursery prefer well-drained soil and, once established, are drought tolerant. Watch these perennial flowers grow up to 15 inches tall, and enjoy their blooms for several weeks.
Botanical Name: Gaura Gaudi™ Red PPAF
Common Name: Gaura
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 12 - 15"
Spread: 15 - 18"
Spacing: 15 - 18"
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Flowering Date: Early to mid summer.
Duration: Several weeks.
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: Charming, bright raspberry red star-shaped flowers appear like cute, little butterflies resting on wiry flower stems above attractive green foliage. Their compact habit make them a great choice for a container or rock garden. Attractive foliage emerges in spring with tinges of red that mature to green, making this plant a beauty, even before it flowers. Once established, they become very drought and heat tolerant.
Flower Color: Bright raspberry red
Flower Form: Flat, star-shaped flowers.
Foliage Type: Narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves.
Pruning: Remove spent flower heads to maintain an attractive display.
Pruning Time: After flowering.
Soil Requirement: Prefers well-drained soil. Drought tolerant, once established.
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This gaura is a big improvement over others I have purchased in the past. It seemed to take off overnight and is gorgeous even when not blooming! I put mine in a planter and found that cutting it back early makes it fuller and bloom better. All of my Springhill plants are thriving while plants ordered from other companies start out fine and then just seem to give up. Thank you for the quality you offer.