beeblossom ‘Whirling Butterflies’

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’ (beeblossom ‘Whirling Butterflies’) is an herbaceous perennial with arching pink stems and pure white flowers that sway in the wind, opening in succession from late spring all the way through to frost.

The species is originally from Texas and Louisiana and requires good drainage to be hardy in more northern zones.

Botanical Name Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’
Common Name beeblossom ‘Whirling Butterflies’
Family Onagraceae
USDA Zone 5 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 2-3ft x 2-3ft (60-90cm x 60-90cm)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Cultivated form of a plant native to Louisiana and Texas.
Location in Lurie Garden Northwest Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, Extrusion Plaza

Average Flowering Time