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Gypsophila paniculata (Baby's Breath)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Gypsophila paniculata Description

This perennial produces massed clouds of tiny white blossom in mid summer - providing an ideal foil to bolder architectural flowers within the border. Ideal in mid / back of border location. 1.2m high x 1m


Gypsophila paniculata - Cultivation Notes

Preferring full sun and a sandy well drained soil Gypsophila will tolerate extreme cold but requires a relatively sheltered position away from strong winds. Water regularly during summer. Cut back to ground in autumn and mulch every 2-3 years.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Gypsophila paniculata:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Gypsophila paniculata:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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