It is the foliage part of it that I want to look at today. Note: Sadly, I don't know what variety this is. It was labeled only as "Gaura lindheimeri" sic; but it cannot be the species, which has white flowers. "Siskiyou￼ Pink" is the old standby pink-flowered cultivar, but now there seem to be plenty of others. On the whole, given the size and the deep red stems, I am guessing this is "Pink Cloud".
Gaura (recently reclassified as Oenothera lindheimeri) has slender leaves on well-clad stems.
Oenothera lindheimeri originates in Texas and Louisiana. Predictably, it is well-adapted to heat but also is surprisingly tolerant of drought. Hardy to -10 F to -20 F (-23 C to -29 C), it is a rugged, tap-rooted rhizomatous plant that has moved into my garden without the least stress. It combines with all nearby plants and has so far shown a phenomenal capacity for staying in bloom! And rabbits seem to be leaving it alone. Need I say more...?
This look at the foliage of a plant known mostly for its flowers is my contribution for this month's Garden Bloggers Foliage Day with Christina at My Hesperides Garden. Happy GBFD!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 90 F (32 C)/Low: 66 F (19 C)