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Oenothera lindheimeri 'Belleza'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Gaura lindheimeri 'Belleza'
Phonetic Spelling
ee-no-THEE-ruh lind-HY-mer-ee
Description

Belleza® Gaura is a compact cultivar with light pink, dark pink and white striped star-shaped flowers.  The 4 petals are. held fan-like and have long prominent stamens. The plant has a reddish color to it year long due to the new growth being red, the green leaves having a red midrib and the stems being red.  The pink flowers in small clusters contrast nicely with the dark leaves. This plant will repeat bloom from spring through fall. The long taproot makes it drought tolerant but difficult to transplant.

This plant needs well-drained average soil to prevent root rot, especially during the wet NC winters. Plant in full sun to light shade in the pollinator garden as a border or specimen plant. It also looks great in small groupings. The flowers will attract bees and butterflies.

More information on Oenothera lindheimeri.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Pollinator Garden- Full Sun
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#sun#showy flowers#drought tolerant#perennial#pink flowers#repeat bloom#deer resistant#attractive foliage#long bloom time#pollinator plant#butterfly friendly#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#sun#showy flowers#drought tolerant#perennial#pink flowers#repeat bloom#deer resistant#attractive foliage#long bloom time#pollinator plant#butterfly friendly#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Oenothera
    Species:
    lindheimeri
    Family:
    Onagraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SE USA
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Deer resistant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers have 4 pink petals held at and above the centerline fan-like with long prominent stamens. They bloom in small clusters. The plant repeat blooms from spring into fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow elliptic leaves are pointed at both ends with entire margins. Midribs are red, new growth is red and stems are red. Up to 3.5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat