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Pink Fountain gaura offers unbeatable texture

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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 1:19 pm, Mon Aug 19, 2013.

While the warm growing season has struggled to get established, the Pink Fountain gaura has been blooming with aplomb. The plant is so beautiful, it commands attention.

Botanically speaking it is known as Gaura lindheimeri and is in the family Onagraceae, meaning it is related to evening primrose and fuchsia. However, the look and texture of the gaura is not even close to these family members. It is native to Louisiana and Texas but is a cold-hardy perennial to zone 5. You can hardly beat that for a drought tolerant gorgeous perennial.

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