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Ballerina Rose Gaura

Ballerina-Rose-Gaura

In Tucson it is a constant challenge to find flowering plants that will tolerate the “Broil” of summer.  Many flowering plants do well in the spring, only to wither and die as soon as it gets in the 90′s.  The hundreds, forget it.  They turn black and shrivel up in a matter of hours.  But not this prolific beauty.  It produces flowers all summer and chides the sun to “Bring on the Heat”.

Better yet.  It is a perennial.  It goes dormant in the winter and in spring pick right up where it left of.

I’ve got new ones coming up in the front yard from last years seeds.  It a couple more years that whole section is going to be dancing with these Ballerinas.