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Gaura 'Crimson Butterflies' is a herbaceous perennial plant with striking deep burgundy coloured foliage, and deep hot pink flowers for most of the year. This plant is a very compact form of the popular and hardy Gaura. The flowers are borne on shorter sturdier stems, too. It is a very low maintenance plant with few pests or diseases to trouble it. It prefers a sunny location and tolerates a wide range of soil types. It is frost and salt tolerant, and will grow in hot dry conditions. Best performance will be achieved in well drained moist soil. Fertilise through the warmer months with a good general purpose fertiliser. Cut the plant back by a third in spring to rejuvenate it. A good container plant.
Propagation is by division of the plant. It grows from rhizomatous roots.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, moths, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.1-7.8
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.