|Pink Gaura is an absolute flight of
fancy. The photo above shows Pink Gaura in our three-inch pots blooming in the
greenhouse over winter. The leaves with their irregular red blotching
are as beautiful as the flowers.
Pink Gaura dies back in the winter
and should be cut back to the ground. It will return in early spring and
continue growing and blooming until the following frost.
The flower wands start out only inches from the ground but can be 3 or 4 feet
long by the end of summer.
Each year the crown of the plant gets a little larger and produces more
Pink Gaura plants often put out a bicolor show of
peppermint mottled flowers. Occasionally an all white flowered wand shoots
up to mix with the pink ones.
The only predator we have seen go after Gaura is the gopher. Deer and
rabbits seem to leave it alone.
It is an important beneficial insect
and bee plant and butterflies love it.
Pink Gaura makes
a great addition to our Wildlife Herb Garden Six Pack
and would blend nicely into our English
Cottage Herb Garden Six Pack.