Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterfly'

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterfly’

Gaura

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterfly'
  • Common name: Gaura
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterfly’ forms a mat of soft, grey-green foliage that contrasts beautifully with its delicate star-shaped, white-pink flowers. It has a delicate but wild, slightly unkempt look that suits natural style plantings.  It has a long flowering season that lasts from early summer well into autumn.

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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterfly’ is perfect for growing in a cottage garden or informal herbaceous border and its growth habit makes it particularly useful for filling in gaps in the border and linking other planting groups together. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to dappled shade. Resist cutting plants back in autumn as the foliage takes on beautiful colours, particularly in cold weather. Instead, cut back and divide congested clumps in spring. 

How to grow Gaura 'Whirling Butterfly'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Gaura 'Whirling Butterfly' and wildlife

Gaura 'Whirling Butterfly' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Gaura 'Whirling Butterfly' poisonous?

Gaura 'Whirling Butterfly' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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