The breeder of Crimson Butterflies can boast a true compact form, and a very special change to its other gaura relatives. The foliage is a deep burgundy shade that is particularly intense whilst young but still apparent in the slightly greener more mature leaves. In addition to this ornamentation is a long display of unusually deep, hot pink clumps of flowers are borne on far shorter, stouter red stems rising just above the attractive foliage. Ideal for small gardens and containers.
Flower Color: shocking pink flower, deep burgundy foliage
Blooming Season: late spring/summer/fall
Mature Size: (H 45 cm x W 60 cm)
Inventor: Howard Bentley and Steve Eggelton of Australia
Care: Plant in a sunny location. This xeriscape perennial flourishes in hot, dry conditions but mulching and when given regular deep irrigation is very helpful. It is drought, humidity and heat-tolerant. Adapts to almost any soil but best in moist fertile soil. Plant in Perennial borders and naturalized areas , also excellent as a potted highlight for the outdoor living space. To prune, cut off the top 1/3 of the plant in early spring to promote flower production.