Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies' Characteristics
'Whirling Butterflies' are attractive arching perennials with an extremely long flowering season. Native to dry areas of the American south, the soils must be well drained and full sun is appreciated. They have some drought tolerance thanks to a long taproot that digs deep into the ground. The taproot also makes transplanting very difficult and not recommended. Spent flowers should be removed to encourage new blooms.
There are few insect or disease issues that threaten 'Whirling Butterflies'. Rust and Powdery mildew may occur. Root rot is likely in compact or wet soils.