Me, I had only grown the pink variety as an annual in our Minnesota climate, but this year I purchased white. While Gaura is not one of the most beautiful flowers, I like the spiky and sprawling style of this plant mixed in with most of my mounding and branching border flowers. I have used it in my wheelbarrow planting in previous years.
I liked it's spiky pink blossoms with red nicotiana and trailing lobelia in this washtub.
This year I put the white gaura right in the front flower border. In this July border photo, it is right behind the "Primitive Garden" sign. It had grown but wasn't blooming.
This is my white gaura yesterday. In full bloom. Not sure if the hot temps cut down on blooming or what.
It would have been nice to enjoy this display ALL summer.
In front of the Gaura is a Vera Jamison sedum that has just started blooming. It's one of my favorite sedums.
Here is a close up of the Vera Jamison sedum mixed in with purple verbena.
No frost yet, so the garden annuals bloom on!