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Genus: Gaura.

Species: Gaura lindheimeri.

White gaura is an herbaceous perennial that grows in a loose, bushy clump 2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 m) tall with a spread of 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m). The stems are slender and wiry, and covered with tiny hairs. The leaves are spoon shaped, 1-3 in (2.5-7.6 cm) long, with toothed margins. The flowers are produced above the foliage on erect spikes, 8-24 in (20.3-61 cm) long, that continue to elongate throughout the extended blooming period of late spring until first frost.
This is a plant for hot climates and dry soils.
Light: White gaura does best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade.
Moisture: White gaura is tolerant of drought. It has a long taproot and requires a well-drained soil.
Propagation: White gaura is easy to grow from seed, and usually will self sow. You also can divide the clumps in spring to start new plants.

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