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Whirling Butterflies   Gaura lindheimeri
Butterfly Nectar Plant

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Although Whirling Butterflies (Gaura lindheimeri) is a nectar plant, it is not the first we recommend for a butterfly garden.

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

Zones: 6-11

Light: Sun to partial shade

Size: 3' high, 2' wide

Water: Average

Soil: Average garden soil

Propagation: Cuttings

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.