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Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow' PP17002

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Wand Flower
Common Name (Alternative): Gaura

A new addition to the gaura family, this exciting selection sports variegated foliage! Attractive even when not in bloom, its green leaves are neatly edged in white while the new growth is a delightful rose-pink. It forms a compact clump.

Though its parentage includes 'Siskiyou Pink', 'Passionate Rainbow' PP17002 has a very different flower formation; the pink flowers form at the tips and on side branches rather than on long wispy stems. In the landscape, it has tested to be more compact and more tightly flowering than a typical gaura.

Breeder: Steven Eggleton

Introducer: Plant Haven

Characteristics:



Height:
  24-30 Inches
Spread:
  12-15 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Variegated
Hardiness Zone:
5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
  Early fall
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Gaura is native to Texas, and is therefore heat and humidity tolerant. It requires well-drained soils, especially in winter, and full or partial sun. It will flower continuously from late spring into fall if the spent flowers are removed.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Yucca filamentosa
Common Name: Adam's Needle
4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Papaver orientalis 'Pink Ruffles' PP12712 CPBR1657
Common Name: Poppy-Oriental
3,4,5,6,7
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Sedum 'John Creech'
Common Name: Stonecrop-Two-row
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'
Common Name: Thyme-Creeping
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'
Common Name: Red Valerian
4,5,6,7,8
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Iris 'Immortality'
Common Name: Iris-Tall Bearded
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Perovskia 'Little Spire' PP11643 CPBR1437
Common Name: Russian Sage
5,6,7,8,9
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Veronica 'Giles van Hees'
Common Name: Speedwell-Spike
4,5,6,7,8
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Penstemon 'Prairie Dusk'
Common Name: Beardtongue
3,4,5,6,7,8
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.