Gaura lindheimeri Colso USPP#14815 ‘Sunny Butterflies’
Inventor: Howard Bentley and Steve Eggelton of Australia
Plant: This pretty plant earns its name. Half-inch, four-petal flowers appear in clumps on the tips of red upright stems. Its unique and lovely variegated green foliage has distinctive white edges that combine beautifully with the plant’s abundant light pink flowers. Great in perennial borders and naturalized areas, it is also excellent as a potted highlight for outdoor living space.
Colour: warm pink
Blooming Season: summer/fall
Mature Size: H 60 cm x W 60 cm
Care: Plant in a sunny location. This xeriscape perennial flourishes in hot, dry conditions, but mulching and regular deep irrigation help a lot. It is drought-, humidity- and heat-tolerant and adapts to almost any soil but does best in moist, fertile soil. To prune, cut off the top third in early spring to promote flower production.