Gaura ‘Summer Breeze’

white floriferous butterfly blooms along long-lasting & graceful wands

Oenothera lindheimeri ‘Summer Breeze’
aka Lindheimer’s beeblossom ‘Summer Breeze’, Wandflower ‘Summer Breeze’
  • herbaceous perennial
  • upright, bushy growth
  • tall, slender stems
  • narrow, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves
  • panicles of pink buds opening to white
  • blooms midsummer into autumn.

H 1m
S 0.7m

full sun


Notes: Grown from seed Spring 2023 for the Potted Cottage garden

Info: Introduced in 2008, by Christian Kress of Sarastro Nursery in Austria, Gaura lindheimeri ‘Summer Breeze’ is considered to be sturdier with more cold hardiness than other varieties.
Gaura, from from the Greek gauros meaning superb, proud or majestic. After Lindheimer (1801-1879), the first permanent-resident plant collector in Texas.
Botanists recently reclassified as “Oenothera” from the Greek “oinos” and “theras“, meaning “wine-seeker”, which refers to an ancient use of the plant in scenting wine.