Gaura Lindheimeri, Siskiyou Pink, or Pink Gaura, has bright to dark pink flowers and a more compact, bushy growth pattern. Pink Gaura looks lovely simply planted up in a row of clay pots.
When tougher perennials come up in conversation, we seldom mention the delicate-looking Gaura Lindheimeri, yet this attractive native of North America easily survives both extreme cold and short periods of drought. Even the tiniest shoot placed in the ground at the start of spring will grow rapidly, with the first dusty pink flower buds appearing soon thereafter. The buds open to a lovely white and bring with them the promise of all the many flowers to follow.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to angel wings because there is quite a selection of modern varieties available, and they suit practically every garden style or size. They offset roses beautifully and cover the bare patches between shrubs and other perennials in large flower beds very quickly.
They blend attractively with plants such as lavender and sage and other ornamental grasses, and they are great in a pot. Their flowing style softens the edges of rockeries, and they look very dramatic when planted en masse. They are a must for a cut flower garden and every single plant is an irresistible nectar hub that attracts masses of butterflies and bees.