Siskiyou Pink Butterfly Flower

As the temperatures rise and the rain begins to taper off I gain new appreciation for the plants in my garden that are heat and drought tolerant. One of my favorites is gaura or wand flower. It is called wand flower because its star shaped blooms are borne on long wispy stems.

I like to plant gaura in the garden or in containers where the delicate stems can grow up among other blooms and foliage. I think it works particularly well with round full plants with a feathery texture like artemisia.

Gaura lindheimeri is a native in the United States from Louisiana to Texas.

Butterfly Flower
Gaura lindheimeri
perennial, sun garden favorite, drought tolerant
Bloom Time
Full Sun
well drained soil
Plant Height
2 to 3 feet