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Gypsophila repens - 'Rosa Schonheit' (Baby's Breath)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Gypsophila repens - 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 repens:

  • 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 repens:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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