Whirling Butterflies Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

A tough but graceful perennial, tolerant to drought, heat, and humidity. Profuse, large white flowers – resembling dozens of butterflies – flutter on slender stems above a base of medium to deep green foliage, from late spring into fall. Performs best in light shade, ideal for mixed borders, or containers.


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Whirling Butterflies Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
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1 gallon, 15" h x 16" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.