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Karalee® Petite Pink Butterfly Flower

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  • Height 14-20 Inches
  • Width 12-18 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Pink flowers contrast perfectly with dark green foliage!

Karalee® Petite Pink Butterfly Flower is the secret to a whimsical garden. Gaura lindheimeri is a continuous and long-blooming winner from spring to fall. With a medium stature, gaura is spiky with an upright habit. It creates a delicate accent of depth in both landscape and containers alike. The pink flowers contrast nicely with the dark green foliage. Overall there is a surprising yet subtle, red undertone found along the stems.

Native to North America, Gaura is heat tolerant. It does well as a thriller when planted in a combination container. Gaura’s medium size fits nicely between smaller edging plants and right in front of large border shrubs. When used In containers, this plant softens and compliments any color combination.

Karalee® Petite Pink Butterfly Flower Care

The more sun exposure, the more prolific the blooms. Typically Gaura needs at least 6 hours or more of sunlight daily, but it can take part sun too. Ensure that the soil is well-draining and fertile. It has both average water and soil needs. Allow the soil to dry out between watering and make sure to water deeply. Apply fertilizer or compost annually in garden beds. Applying too much fertilizer, especially in containers, can cause flower spikes to get leggy. This plant also has a tendency to get leggy around mid-summer. To correct this, trim flower stems off completely and allow a 2 to 3 week period for new blooms to develop.

Hardy to zones 6a to 10 b, Gaura can withstand colder climates outdoors. Since Gaura has a taproot, it does not transplant well. Once established, do not try to pot up indoors. Treat this plant like an outdoor perennial in zones 6a to 10b. In zones 5 and below, treat it as an annual.

Karalee® Petite Pink Butterfly Flower Spacing

Space Gaura 8 to 14 inches in the landscape. When planting in containers, space plants at least 6 inches apart and use at least a 14-inch container.

Karalee® Petite Pink Butterfly Flower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
Foliage Color(s) Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green with Red Accents
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 14-20 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Spacing: 8-14 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Gaura lindheimeri 'DGAUR137' USPP 30,562, Can 6,076
Common Name: Karalee® Petite Pink Butterfly Flower
Other Name(s): Lindheimer'S Beeblossom, White Gaura, Pink Gaura, Lindheimer'S Clockweed, Indian Feather
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.