Gypsophila 'Flamingo'
Gypsophila 'Flamingo'
Gypsophila 'Flamingo'
Gypsophila 'Flamingo'

Gypsophila 'Flamingo'

"Pink baby's breath"

Gypsophila 'Flamingo'

1 bare root — £3.45

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Description

Like the froth of pink fizz, Gypsophila 'Flamingo' bubbles up through your summer planting schemes each year with a fizzle of effervescent sparkle! The pink edition of the classic Baby’s Breath, you can use this Gypsophila to make cottage gardens even cuter, pastel planting schemes even more airy, or combine it with something more contemporary for contrast. What’s more, as a classic, long-lasting cut flower, this dreamy beauty is right back on trend.

Gypsophila paniculata 'Flamingo' loves a sunny spot in the border but can also be grown in sturdy pots too. When planting in borders, give them space between mixed perennials or foliage plants and once established they’ll fill a gap of 50cm-1m wide with a soft pink haze of tiny blooms from mid to late summer. This fully hardy perennial is low maintenance and fairly drought tolerant too, so you can enjoy it year after year with very little fuss at all!

Gracy says:
"Gypsophila
'Flamingo' will flourish in your garden provided you ensure she gets full sun, well-drained, alkaline soil and is watered well during the flowering season."

Gypsophila is widely used as a filler in floral arrangements due to its airy appearance.

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 'Flamingo'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • 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 'Flamingo' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Pink 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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