Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow' PP17002
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
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?:
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When should it bloom?:
How's your 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?:
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.