Although Whirling Butterflies is a nectar plant, it is low on the scale of our 'recommended for nectar' plants.
Common Names: Whirling butterflies
Botanical Name: Gaura lindheimeri
Plant type: Perennial herb
Light: Sun to partial shade
Size: 3' high, 2' wide
Soil: Average garden soil
Bloom: White, light pink, dark pink
Special attractant for these species of butterflies: Few butterflies drink nectar from Whirling Butterflies. This plant isn't the first we recommend as a nectar source. For fun and beauty, as well as the novelty of its name, we enjoy our Whirling Butterfly plants.