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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Pink Cloud’

Gaura

Kin to the native Gaura lindheimeri found growing in Texas and Louisiana, our long-lived ornamental selections celebrate an open, lighthearted stance that’s well-suited for native or more natural-style plantings. Sun-loving Gauras are characterized by narrow stalkless leaves and branched flower spikes, which produce a multitude of buds and 1 in. wide blossoms, unfurling several at a time.

<i>Gaura lindheimeri</i> ‘Pink Cloud’

A welcome introduction from Plants Delight Nursery, this floriferous cultivar of the popular southern U.S. native readily proves its name with a heavenly cloud of myriad deep pink blooms, enveloping the far reaches of upright stalks for months on end. Described by wiry, arching reddish stems, wine-colored buds and narrow maroon-mottled foliage, ‘Pink Cloud’ can be planted alongside Oenothera stricta, Nepeta, Lavenders and hardy Geraniums for an overall easygoing union. A midspring pruning and lean well-drained soil ensure countless flowers and a more compact shape

Blooms JuneľNovember

Size: 2-1/2' – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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