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Botanical Name: Gaura Lindheimeri 'Bantam Pink'

Brand: GreenFuse Botanicals Inc.

Common Name: Bantam®, Pink Gaura

Cultivar: Bantam Pink

Other Names: Butterfly Gaura, Wand Flower

Plant Type: Perennial

This exciting variety features tall wands of airy, hot pink blooms, over dark green leaves, a great thriller for gardens, borders, or containers, attractive to butterflies, tolerant of heat, drought and humidity, fertilize regularly for best performance

Plant Categories: Perennial, Bedding Plant, Sun-loving Perennial

Landscape Application: Massing, Garden, Naturalizing, Container

Water Requirements
Dry To Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun To Partial Shade

Plant Height
12 Inches (16 Inches With The Flowers)

Plant Width/Spread
20 Inches


Deer Resistant

Attracts Butterflies

Native Plant


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone5b
Recommended Pruning MethodSpring Cleanup

Size & Shape

Growth RateFast
Plant FormOver Mound
Plant DensityOpen

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryGaura


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Foliage ShapeNarrow


Flower ColorHot Pink
Flower PeriodFrom Early Summer To Early Fall
Suitable for Cut Flower ArrangementsYes

Landscape Attributes

Bantam® Pink Gaura is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bantam® Pink Gaura is recommended for the following landscape applications,

Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens, Container Planting

Ornamental Features

Bantam® Pink Gaura features dainty spikes of hot pink star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning dark green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Bantam® Pink Gaura will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by cuttings, however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Bantam® Pink Gaura is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.