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GAURA lindheimeri (BALLERINA ROSE)

Image of Gaura lindheimeri 'Baltinrose' (BALLERINA ROSE) PP14635

James H. Schutte

Family

Onagraceae

Botanical Name

GAURA lindheimeri 'Baltinrose'(BALLERINA ROSE) PP14635

Plant Common Name

Ballerina Rose beeblossom, Lindheimer's beeblossom

General Description

Ballerina rose beeblossom is a long-lived hardy perennial that originates from Texas and Louisiana. It has a compact habit, fine rose-hued dark green foliage and arching stems covered with delicate, open, five petaled flowers of rose with long prominent anthers. These bee and butterfly magnets appear from early summer to fall. Remove spent flower stalks to encourage more flowers.

Beeblossom is tolerant of drought, heat and humidity. It prefers sites with full sun and well drained, average soil. Plant it in sunny perennial borders and wildflower gardens. Smaller varieties are suitable for containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    0'-0' / 0.0in - 0.0in (23)

  • Width

    0'-0' / 0.0in - 0.0in (22)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    South-Central United States, Texas

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Rose

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Rose

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes