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This is a very compact new introduction about half the height of older variety and it also starts to flower sooner. Produces masses of deep, rose-red flowers on short spikes from May to August.  Stems and buds are dark red. Excellent cut flower. Loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers average to moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Good drainage is essential to overwinter successfully. Tolerates heat, humidity and some drought. Prune hard in late spring to encourage a bushy, compact growth. Remove spent flowers to improve overall appearance but it is not necessary for extending bloomtime. A Royal Horticulture Society Perfect for Pollinators selection.

Sun Exposure:  full sun

Soil type: average

Soil PH: all

Soil Moisture: average to dry (does not tolerate wet sites especially in winter)

Care level: easy

Flower color: rose red

Bloom time: May to August

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics: Accent: has beautiful texture, border, edging, container, cut flower, drought and heat tolerant, attracts pollinators, deer and rabbit resistant, long blooming

Flower head size: medium

Height: 12-16 inches  Width: 12-18 inches

Growth Rate: medium

Propagation:  Are short lived perennials.  Has deep taproots and is best left in place.  Remove offsets in spring or transfer self sown seedlings while they are still small. .  

Gaura Lindheimeri ‘Gaudi Red’,

Dwarf Butterfly

or Wand flower,

Zones 5-10