Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata
Gypsophila paniculata

Gypsophila paniculata

"Baby’s breath"

Gypsophila paniculata

5 bare roots — £6.25

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Description

Add a sprinkle of whimsical charm to your garden with the delightful Gypsophila paniculata, fondly known as baby's breath. This dainty darling of the perennial world transforms any garden space into a dreamy seascape of delicate white blooms that float like frothy waves atop slender green stems. Gypsophila paniculata isn't just a pretty face; it's a horticultural powerhouse that punches well above its weight. This sun-loving sprite is the ultimate easy-going companion for your garden.

Standing at an airy height, baby's breath is not just striking in stature but also a true performer, with a blooming period that spans the heart of summer. Whether you're hosting a garden get-together or simply lounging with a book and iced tea, these spritely blossoms create an enchanting backdrop that enhances the joyful vibe of those long, lazy days.

What's more, for those with a flair for floristry, Gypsophila paniculata serves as the ultimate versatile accessory to any bouquet or centerpiece. It's like the perfect pair of white sneakers—suddenly, everything it's paired with looks effortlessly chic. Whether nestled between rosy blooms or standing alone in elegant simplicity, Gypsophila paniculata draws the eye, elevates arrangements, and leaves a dusting of beauty wherever it grows.

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

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gypsophila paniculata

  • Flower colour

    White

  • 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 the Gypsophila paniculata 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. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • 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 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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