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Gaura lindheimeri Crimson Butterflies

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Gaura lindheimeri Crimson Butterflies Butterfly Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening Upright

Gaura Crimson Butterflies has a tight, compact form and wispy stems of dainty butterfly-like blooms. It reaches only around 45cm in height and only slightly more in spread. Foliage is a deep burgundy shade that is particularly intense whilst young but still apparent in the slightly greener, more mature leaves. In addition to this ornamentation is a long display of unusually deep, hot pink flowers which again, unlike the other varieties, are borne on far shorter, stouter stems rising just clear of the foliage.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Oleaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Burgundy
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High