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Gaura Collection

All three Butterfly cultivars are offspring of Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ and were bred and developed in Australia by Howard Bentley of Plant Growers. Gaura lindheimeri’s known by their common name ‘Bee Blossom’ is from the Onagraceae family of plants, they were scarcely known in normal production nurseries and with the exception of the cultivar whirling butterflies was scarcely seen. That began to change in 1994 with the introduction of Gaura “Siskiyou Pink”, an introduction by Mr. Baldassare Mineo and his company Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery, Medford, Oregon, U.S.A. Gaura “Siskiyou Pink” was found as a pink flowering sport of a white flowering seedling of Gaura lindheimeri. Mr. Mineo and the cultivar “Siskyou Pink” can claim responsibility for the introduction for the genus Gaura to mainstream perennial growers around the world. Later Mr. Baldassare Mineo introduced Gaura “Pink Lady”.

Gaura lindheimeri Crimson Butterflies USPP#13189, COPF

Posted in Gaura, Gaura Collection, Perennials, Plant Portfolio

 The breeder of Crimson Butterflies  can boast a true  compact form, and a very special change to its other gaura relatives.  The...

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Gaura lindheimeri Colso USPP#14815 ‘Sunny Butterflies’

Posted in Gaura, Gaura Collection, Perennials, Plant Portfolio

This pretty variegated Gaura earns its name. Its unique variegated green and white edged foliage combines beautifully with the plant’s...

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Gaura lindheimeri hybrid ‘Pink Lady’ USPP#17494

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Gaura  ‘Pink Lady’  is simply the best! with hues that suggest pink lipstick blotted on white tissue. Its larger-than-average gaura...

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Gaura lindheimeri Benso USPP#14661 ‘Blushing Butterflies’

Posted in Gaura, Gaura Collection, Perennials, Plant Portfolio

Inventor:  Howard Bentley and Steve Eggelton of Australia Plants: This variety’s coy pink blossoms, held upright by stems above rich...

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