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Gaura lindheimeri - Bee Blossom

Gaura lindheimeri might be considered a pest if it weren't so pretty. There are a bunch of named varieties, flowers vary from white to pink, the plant size varies a bit too. Gaura lindheimeri plants will live a season or two, but come back readily as seedlings. That seed part is the potential pest part. Gaura lindheimeri grows from 1 - 2 feet tall and wide. The red tinted green foliage is primarily near the base. At the end of the season I trim Gaura lindheimeri almost to the ground. The old flower spikes are all dead sticks by this time. I have not met anybody calling these plants by any common name but Gaura. Gaura lindheimeri is not picky about soil type and will get by on a pretty stingy water diet. Gaura lindheimeri won't do well in shady sections. And yes Gaura lindheimeri does attract bees. See Gaura Dark Pink for more saturated pink coloring.

Gaura lindheimeri, Bee Blossom

White flowers with a hint of pink of Gaura lindheimeri - Bee Blossom. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.