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Oenothera lindheimeri

Gaura, Lindheimer's Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower
Natives
Classification Scientific Name: Oenothera lindheimeri
  Common Name: Gaura

Lindheimer's Beeblossom

Butterfly Flower
  Family: Onagraceae
  Location Index: HG10
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings

natives
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 3 - 5 feet
  Spread: 2 feet
  Bloom Period: spring

summer

fall
  Flower Color: pink, white
  Flower: 4-petaled flowers on an elongating flower spike held above the foliage

flowers resemble swirling butterflies
  Foliage Texture: fine
  Foliage: sessile lanceolate leaves
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 6 - 10
  Native Range: Texas
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Liabilities: reseeds
  Propagation: seed
     
More Additional Notes: short-lived perennial

long tap root
Oenothera lindheimeri

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