Gaura lindheimeri "Passionate Pink" ™
U.S. Patent No.
Gaura lindheimeri known
by its common name ‘Bee Blossom’ is from the Onagraceae family of
plants. A native to North America, it can be found in Texas and
Louisiana and as far south as the central regions of Mexico.
Gaura lindheimeri was scarcely known in normal production nurseries and
with the exception of the cultivar Whirling Butterflies was scarcely
seen. That began to change in 1994 with the introduction of Gaura
‘Siskiyou Pink’, an introduction by Mr. Baldassare Mineo and his company
Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery, Medford, Oregon, U.S.A. Gaura ‘Siskiyou
Pink’ was found as a pink flowering sport of a white flowering seedling
of Gaura lindheimeri. Mr. Mineo and the cultivar ‘Siskyou Pink’ can
claim responsibility for the introduction for the genus Gaura to
mainstream perennial growers around the world.
Now, Mr. Baldassare Mineo of Siskiyou Rare Plants Nursery introduces
Gaura "Passionate Pink"™ to follow his extraordinary introduction, Gaura
‘Siskiyou Pink’. In this New Introduction the cross was a combination of
‘Siskiyou Pink’ and the cultivar Dauphine.
This New Cultivar is more upright and compact than either parent, it has
a red to green foliage, in full sunshine the foliage is much redder than
green. The shiny pink flowers are held above the foliage and put on a
spectacular flower show throughout the Spring, Summer and early Fall
months. Gaura "Passionate Pink" grows to 30inches in height and 24inches
A real must have for the Perennial Garden.
The U.S. Patent Office has now assigned
Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies' the Patent Number
lindheimeri "Passionate Pink" ™
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