We've had moderate luck with the GAURA we've planted. Several plants in the flowerbeds on either side of the driveway didn't come back this spring and the ones that did don't look very healthy. The gaura pictured here was part of a mixed pot that we plopped in a soggy corner of the backyard, hoping a couple of the plants might survive the winter. They all thrived, and this Gaura, in what we call our Moss Garden, is gorgeous. It's easy to see why Gaura is sometimes called Whirling Butterfly. The wing-like flowers that "float" above long, wiry stems flit in the breeze like butterflies.