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.
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.