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Stratosphere White Butterfly Flower

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  • Height 12-24 Inches
  • Width 8-14 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers

Gaura Stratosphere™ White Butterfly Flower (Gaura lindheimeri) is a must have for EVERY gardener. This plant has effortless beauty and award winning performance. Guara is one tough beauty and the butterflies just love them! These tough, full sun beauties grow best in USDA hardiness 6 to 11 with unique white flowers. Although they perform more like a tender perennial, they are often grown as a warm season annual in many parts of the US. Blooming spring through late summer, butterfly flowers put on an exceptional display of beautiful white color. Growing 12-24 inches in height by up to 14 inches in spread.

Guaras have a medium growth rate with a wonderful upright habit. They are a great addition to any garden, especially pollinator gardens. They are heat and drought tolerant and the deer do not seem to care for them. Deadheading is not required however, you may trim back some of the flowering stems mid-summer to encourage new flowering stems to emerge. These easy care beautiful bloomers are both heat and drought tolerant. Use as a border plant and in mass plantings in the landscape. In a mixed planting container, it can be used as a thriller. Also grows well in hanging baskets and window boxes and in all sorts of other combinations.

Stratosphere White Butterfly Flower Care

Gaura Stratosphere™ White Butterfly Flower is a moderate care, low maintenance annual or tender perennial. It requires full to partial sun for the best blooms and performance and grows in USDA hardiness zones 6 – 11. It has an average water use and tolerates most any soil type. Plants benefit from a slow release fertilizer in landscape beds and regular water-soluble liquid fertilizer applications in container planting but are not heavy feeders.

Stratosphere White Butterfly Flower can be grown as a perennial in mild winter climates that do not get hard freezes. They will not do well indoors but will perform well in containers on high light patios and porches. Flowers will last the entire growing season.

Stratosphere White Butterfly Flower Spacing

Gaura Stratosphere™ White Butterfly Flower is a medium height plant that reaches 12 - 24 Inches in height and spreads up to 14 inches. Spacing should be 8 - 12 inches in landscape beds and 10 inches in containers.

Stratosphere White Butterfly Flower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-11
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 12-24 Inches
Spread: 8-14 Inches
Spacing: 8-12 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Landscape
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Moderate
Scientific Name: Gaura lindheimeri 'Gautalwi' USPP 16,565
Common Name: Stratosphere White 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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