Plantidote of the Day 2012-06-05 UPDATED!
Gaura or Whirling butterflies
Thanks to jerztomato, this mystery flower has been id'd!! According to my garden book, gaura is a Southwest native and long-lived perennial. Very low maintenance. It can tolerate drought, likes sun, and doesn't need much attention at all. It blooms for months, and will self seed, so the post-bloom spikes should be cut back or you'll end up with more gaura than you'll know what to do with. If you're not fond of pink, there's a white version, too.
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