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Stratosphere Pink Picotee Butterfly Flower Gaura lindheimeri

Exposure
  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 12" 61cm 30cm
Height: 12" - 2'
Spread: 8" - 12"
Height: 30cm - 61cm
Spread: 20cm - 30cm
  • Details

    12 - 24 Inches
    8 - 12 Inches
    8 - 12 Inches
    30cm - 61cm
    20cm - 30cm
    20cm - 30cm

    Features

    Wands of pink flowers hover like butterflies over dark green foliage May through September; heat and drought tolerant

    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches 20cm - 30cm
    Spread: 
    8 - 12 Inches 20cm - 30cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Each flowering stem adds blooms, continuously to the end of the spike. As time goes on, the flowering stems can get rather long and tangled. Although deadheading isn't necessary for continued blooming you may find that you prefer to trim back some of the flowering stems at some point in mid-summer. This will encourage new flowering stems to emerge. Flowers will be closer to the foliage and the plant will look tidier. If you choose, you can trim all the flower stems off at once, however, you should then expect a 2 to 3 week period without flowers.

    Lovely in landscapes or as thrillers in combination containers, gauras add height, wispy texture, and movement to the design. Their graceful stems bear non-stop blooms through the heat of summer.

    Stratosphere Pink Picotee Gaura lindheimeri 'Gaudpin' USPP 18,237, Can 3,031
  • 14 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Five or six years ago I planted a few of these. Not only were they beautiful in our extreme sun and heat, they made it through week long hard freezes. At the end of their bloom span, they are very easy to pull up. They reseed themselves and take over entire flowerbeds and into your grass, which is easily mowed. So you can share the new plants with friends by the flat full. This year something new happened. They are full of monarch caterpillars! Even the local nursery hadn’t heard of this. I am amazed at these plants. Our honeybees sound like a symphony on summer mornings. Hundred of honeybees flock to our pink picotees! They’re my fave plant in the garden!

      Nikki Beltram
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Love this plant. It has survived many Canadian winters. Last summer, sadly it was attacked all July with Japanese beetles! Had to pick them off, yuck!

      Rosemary Chapman
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
    • I lived in Zone 5b Ontario Canada. Purchased 6 plants last summer (2019). Grown it within the strong wind area. Although the label indicated Annual plants. I am very surprised all 6 of them survived our extreme weather. I would suggest to get a thick layer of mulch over it, just like mulch rose shrub overwinter. Strongly recommended

      Kerry Dang
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 4 years ago
    • It is elegant, sweet, classy, I love it :)

      Mrs H
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • Gunn Hatlehol
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • Glen Roberts
      , 12 years ago
    • This is the first year that I have grown it. I have decided that so far it is my favorite. Plan on getting the white variety.

      Bebe
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • I purchased this plant blooming on June 6, now Aug. 18 has 100's of blooms. Surviving 100+ degree weather in a container. Even if I can't winter it over, it was wellworth the purchase.

      Sharon Peters
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • We live in Zone 5 and they have survived the winters. Absolutely love them:)

      LDINPA
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
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