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Gaura - lindheimeri 'Sparkle White' / Butterfly flower

    Gaura - lindheimeri 'Sparkle White' / Butterfly flower


    Gaura lindheimeri Sparkle White is a beautiful perennial that boasts an abundance of delicate white flowers that appear to sparkle in the sunlight. This variety is known for its long blooming period and its ability to attract pollinators to the garden. Gaura lindheimeri, also known as wandflower, is a member of the evening primrose family and is native to Texas and Louisiana.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90cm (24-36in)
    • Spread: 45-60cm (18-24in)
    • Flower color: White
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early fall
    • Foliage: Narrow, lance-shaped leaves in green to burgundy shades
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-drained, fertile soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    Gaura lindheimeri Sparkle White is a great addition to a mixed border or cottage garden, and its long blooming period makes it an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements. It is also a great plant for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.

    Gaura lindheimeri Sparkle White is drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance, making it a great choice for low-maintenance landscapes. It is also resistant to deer and rabbits.

    Companion Plants:

    • Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan': This white coneflower has a similar height and bloom time as Sparkle White, and creates a lovely contrast when planted nearby.
    • Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln': This ornamental grass features fluffy plumes that add a soft texture to the garden, and the compact size makes it a good option for pairing with Sparkle White.
    • Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah': This ornamental grass features red-tipped foliage that complements the white blooms of Sparkle White and adds a dramatic touch to the garden.

    Care Instructions:
    Gaura lindheimeri Sparkle White prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It is drought tolerant but will benefit from regular watering in dry spells. Deadheading spent blooms will encourage more flowers to bloom. Cut back the plant in late fall or early spring to promote new growth.

    Final Thoughts:
    Gaura lindheimeri Sparkle White is a beautiful and easy-to-grow perennial that will add a touch of elegance to any garden. Its long blooming period and ability to attract pollinators make it a great choice for any gardener looking to add interest and color to their landscape.