In the last decade, gaura has skyrocketed to popularity among gardeners. The pink-tinged, white flowers are reminiscent of butterflies perched on tall stems. Hummingbirds sometimes visit the flowers.
Gaura lindheimeri is easy to grow and drought tolerant. It blooms from early summer to fall. It's especially nice in a late-summer combination with hibiscus. Hardy in zones 5-10. Grow it as a self-sowing annual elsewhere.
Sowing Gaura Seeds:
Sow indoors in late winter. Sow 1/4" deep, then refrigerate 3 weeks. Full sun.