- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 6 - 8
The abundant, colorful blossoms of Passionate Blush™ Wandflower allure both pollinators and guests! The fragrant flowers put on a spectacular show in late spring until frost, with buds appearing red before turning into a blushing pink as the wand-like inflorescence blooms. The stunning color contrast ensures continuous interest for the entire growing season. This compact, tidy perennial has attractive, red-tinged to green leaves with a mounding, erect form.
Known botanically as Gaura lindheimeri, Wandflower is native to many of the Southernmost U.S. states. Growing to 18” tall, this drought-tolerant and deer-resistant plant is a wonderful addition to mixed borders and mass plantings. Its dense form makes it a great candidate for container plantings, and looks marvelous when paired with other floriferous annuals and perennials. The upright nature and continual blooms of Passionate Blush™ Wandflower also make it easy to harvest for flower arrangements.
Passionate Blush™ Wandflower Care
Full sun is required to maintain the steady, silky flowers of this stunner! Hardy to USDA Zones 6 to 8, it does best when planted in well-drained soil. Perfect for planting in difficult-to-cultivate soils, Passionate Blush™ Wandflower tolerates dry or sandy soils over a large pH range. Plant it in spring or summer and water it well until established. Fertilize lightly, as too much nitrogen can result in more foliage than flowers. This perennial is very adaptable to a variety of growing conditions, and its low water usage makes it an easy, low-maintenance addition to all sunny landscapes.
While deadheading is not required, shearing back the plant in summer can encourage a stronger wave of blooms in fall. Shearing the plant in spring will lead to a bushier habit. Prune the entire plant to the ground after the first hard frost in fall. Insulate the soil with several inches of straw or mulch if Passionate Blush™ Wandflower is marginally hardy to your zone. It can also be treated as an annual in colder regions.
Passionate Blush™ Wandflower Spacing
Place this wandflower in the front or center of mixed borders so it can be seen. In mass plantings, it can be spaced about 18” apart for an eye-catching array of blooms. Like many other wandflowers, it may slowly spread 18-24” to form a clump.
Passionate Blush™ Wandflower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Bright Red Buds Open To Pale Pink|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: N/A|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: N/A|
|Uses: Mass Planting, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators|
|Common Name: Passionate Blush™ Wand Flower|
|Other Name(s): Wand Flower|
|Scientific Name: Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- 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.