Biennial Beeblossom (Oenothera gaura) in the Oenotheras Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Biennial Beeblossom
Give a thumbs up Gaura

Botanical names:
Oenothera gaura Accepted
Gaura biennis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 3-7 feet tall
Flowers: Nocturnal
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Opened and unopened flowers

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Posted by Chillybean (Iowa - Zone 5a) on Aug 1, 2015 9:31 AM

This plant came with the prairie seed mix we sowed in the fall of 2013. It is said to be a biennial, but it bloomed the next year and I have a patch of it again this year. . A bonus is that this plant attracts hummingbirds!

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