Zones 2B, 3-35, 37-39
Native to Texas and
Louisiana. Airy growth to 2 1/2 –4 ft. high, 2–3 ft. wide.
Leaves are 1 1/2–3 1/2 in. long and stalkless, growing
directly from stems. Branching flower spikes bear many
closely set, 1-in.-long white blossoms that open from pink
Long bloom period (often from late spring into fall),
with only a few flowers opening at a time. Blossoms age to a
rosy shade, then drop off cleanly, but seed-bearing spikes
should be removed to improve overall appearance, prolong
bloom period, and prevent overly enthusiastic self-sowing.
Long-lived plant. Division not necessary–and difficult in
any case, since gaura grows from a deep taproot (which makes
it very drought tolerant). For additional plants, let a few
(Sunset Garden Book)