White Gaura

Plant name: White Gaura

Botanical name:
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Summer Breeze’

Suggested by:
Allen Bush, Jelitto Perennial Seeds (www.jelitto.com)

Virtues: This gaura has better cold hardiness and a more robust habit than most. It lives up to the Greek origin of the genus name: gauros, superb.

Flower: Slender, sturdy wands with pink buds opening into white fluttering blooms.

Foliage:
Two-inch oblong medium green leaves.

Habit:
Bushy.

Season: Summer until frost.

Companions:
Pair this robust plant with Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’, Eupatorium fistulosum ‘Atropurprueum’, and Echinacea ‘Hula Dancer’ for a showstopping border planting.

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