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GAURA lindheimeri 'Blaze'

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Family

Onagraceae

Botanical Name

GAURA lindheimeri 'Blaze' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Blaze Beeblossom, Lindheimer's Beeblossom

General Description

Blaze beeblossom is a long-lived hardy perennial that is native to Texas and Louisiana. It has an compact, upright habit, fine red-hued foliage and stiff stems lined with delicate, open, five petaled flowers with long prominent anthers. These bee and butterfly magnets appear from early summer to fall and are dark pink. Remove spent flower stalks to encourage more flowers and prevent self-seeding.

Blaze beeblossom is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and its compact habit won't 'flop' like the tall cultivars. It prefers sites with full sun and well drained, average soil. Plant it in sunny perennial borders and wildflower and rock gardens or 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

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    South-Central United States, Texas

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Green, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Red, Green, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, 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, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes