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Texas Wildflowers: Gaura coccinea, Scarlet gaura


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Scarlet gaura is a fairly common herb growing in the central and western United States. Part of the evening primrose family, Onagraceae, it seems to have a variety of color shades. A quick search yields photos of truly scarlet flowers to pink and then white varieties as well.

It seems that this plant can be a bit weedy but it has drought tolerant attributes that would lend it to be good in a garden. I might have to add it to mine one day!

Gaura in the garden
Dave’s Garden on gaura
A blog on gaura in the garden
Gaura coccinea information

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