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Gaura lindheimeri Whirling Butterflies

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White gaura is an herbaceous perennial that grows in a loose, bushy clump 2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 mtr) tall with a spread of 2ft (0.7 mtr).The stems are slender, and covered with tiny hairs. The leaves are spoon shaped with toothed margins. The flowers look like hovering butterflies at certain angles and are produced above the foliage on erect spikes that continue to elongate throughout the extended blooming period of late spring until first near the time for frost.



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