Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'
Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'
Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'
Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'
Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'
Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'
Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'

Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'

"Baby's breath"

Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy'

1 bare root — £2.45

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Description

Everyone knows baby’s breath as a cut flower. Gypsophila paniculata 'Bristol Fairy', with its cloud of tiny white petals, is almost a must in floral arrangements and bouquets because of its light and airy texture and ability to soften the outlines of arrangements. Gypsophila even makes a good dried flower. However, not as many people think of growing this sweet and delicate beauty in their gardens to provide a cloud of pretty blooms that will delight you most of the summer!

Gracy says:
"Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy' is a double flowered version of Baby’s Breath that will flourish in your garden provided you ensure she gets full sun, well-drained, alkaline soil and is watered well during the flowering season."

The genus name Gypsophila is derived from the Greek words gypsos (gypsum) and philios (love), referring to the plant's preference for high-calcium soils.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gypsophila paniculata 'Bristol Fairy'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    1-1.2m

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Exposed
    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    High in calcium
    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Baby's breath" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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