Do you want a plant of loose texture and spidery form that is perfect for a relaxed, carefree border? A plant that lasts all summer and can take a bit of drought to still bloom? Maybe a plant that even works a garden that goes shaggy and could grow through the grass. It’s a prairie plant after all.
Gaura looks best with the support from neighboring perennials. I have a very closely planted garden, so I have that covered for the three varieties of Gaura in my garden shown below. Also, it can get very weedy in warmer climates if it reseeds freely. But what about pollinators?