Pink Fountain Gaura by rhoing

Pink Fountain Gaura

From our garden. Another example of the fluidity of botanical taxonomy. (Say *that* fast five times!) The stick/label indicates
Pink Fountain Gaura
Gaura Pink Fountain
Gaura lindheimeri 'Walgaupf' PP15,555
but it's been placed in a different genus, Oenothera.

From Missouri Botanical Garden (still using the old genus name), » “Gaura lindheimeri, commonly called gaura, is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial that is native to Texas and Louisiana. It grows to as much as 5' tall on stems clad with spoon-shaped to lanceolate leaves (to 3" long). Pinkish buds along wiry, erect, wand-like stems open to white flowers which slowly fade to pink. Flowers appear in long, open, terminal panicles and open only a few at a time. Narrow, lance-shaped, stemless leaves (1-3" long) are occasionally spotted with maroon.

“Genus name comes from the Greek gauros meaning superb in reference to the beautiful flowers.

Specific epithet honors Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer (1801-1879), Texas plant collector.”

Species page at PhytoImages,

1 year ago (“Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina at sunset”):
2 years ago (“Sunset over Lānaʻi”):
3 years ago (“My first injection”):
4 years ago (“My first spidy-post…”):
5 years ago (“At the lake”):

[ IMG_3028S9x12Utm :: f/2.8 :: 1/60" :: ISO-200 :: 55mm ]
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