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Passionate Pink Gaura

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink'

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Passionate Pink Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink' flowers

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink' flowers

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Passionate Pink Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink' in bloom

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height: 18 inches

Flower Height: 30 inches

Spread: 18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Other Names: Butterfly Gaura


This recent cultivar of an increasingly popular species is upright and compact with burgundy infused foliage whose color deepens in full sunlight; the intense hot pink flowers put on a great show above the foliage; lightly prune stems for re-blooming

Ornamental Features:

Passionate Pink Gaura features airy spikes of hot pink star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall, which emerge from distinctive ruby-red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's attractive narrow leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Passionate Pink Gaura is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Passionate Pink Gaura is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Passionate Pink Gaura will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones. This plant can be propagated by cuttings.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing Garden Naturalizing Container
Flowers Foliage Color Texture Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features
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