Gaura lindheimeri Intermountain Beauty

Intermountain White Wand Flower (Beeblossom Grass)

'Intermountain Beauty' is a selected form of native Gaura that has naturalized in the Salt Lake City area and blooms all summer with showy spikes of large white flowers.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height18-22" tall
Mature Spread12-15" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC015346

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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18-22" x 12-15" wide. 'Intermountain Beauty' is a distinct form of Gaura that blooms with unusually showy spikes loaded with many more pure white flowers than is typical. Intermountain White Appleblossom Grass blooms late spring to fall and makes a great companion plant for all types of perennials. The original plants have naturalized in the Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan, UT.
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SKUHC015346
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Intermountain White Wand Flower (Beeblossom Grass)
Botanical Name
Gaura lindheimeri Intermountain Beauty
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
18-22" tall
Mature Spread
12-15" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Gaura (Appleblossom Grass or Beeblossom)

Gaura (Appleblossom Grass or Beeblossom) is a genus of North American wildflowers.
Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant; thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is adequate.
  • The plants are naturally long blooming and deadheading is not necessary.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.

Special comments:

  • Gaura should be left standing over the winter to improve cold hardiness. Cut back in mid-spring to just above ground level.

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