Gaura lindheimeri Intermountain Beauty

Intermountain White Wand Flower (Beeblossom Grass)

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'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.

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Per Plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot


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.
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
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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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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