Perennial gaura is included in many of my container recipes. They are drought tolerant and you don’t have to pinch them back. One of the prettiest window box containers in my recipe box contains one darker leaf gaura in the middle and a light color leaf on each side. When you add a Surfinia or other petunia cultivar to flow over the front edge of the box–you’ll wow everyone in sight.
The leaves of gaura give as much interest as the whirling flowers. gauras come in various shapes and sizes. Check the tag to pick the right one for your container. It will bloom all summer.
This post is part of a series and will be categorized under the title, Containers.