Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’
Indispensable for flower arranging, this very popular easily grown perennial has a myriad of star like white flowers held on fine, wiry, branching stems.
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’ is the darling of florists.
This is the original, old favourite, finest of fine, Baby’s Breath.
But Gypsophila is also an excellent garden plant.
It looks wonderful planted amongst roses and perennials, where the ‘Gyp’ billows in between for a soft, cloudy, romantic effect.
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’ is easy to grow in the same conditions as roses, so no wonder they are friendly neighbours.
And the ‘Gyp’ is so fine and whispy in flower, that it does not interfere with the health and air flow around the roses.
Plus the foliage stays as a low, groundcover mat when not in flower.
Dear old Baby’s Breath is low maintenance and easy to grow.
It will thrive in Full Sun, loves lime, and is a water-wise beauty. With tolerance to dry periods once established.
It is no hardship to cut clouds of flowers by shearing the stems back to ground level.
The more you cut the more your ‘Gyp’ will repeat with flowers.
90cm H x 60cm W.
Sow Gypsophila paniculata seeds on good quality seed raising mix at any time . Lightly cover with vermiculite or mix to their own depth. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20°C keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Germination in 5-10 days. Once germinated reduce temp. to 10-15°C and grow on. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden once danger of frost has passed. Can be sown directly Oct-Nov.