Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’ is the darling of florists.
Because it is indispensable for flower arranging.
This very popular, easily grown perennial has a myriad of star like white flowers held on fine, wiry, branching stems.
So creating clouds of the finest white flowers
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’ 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. High with clouds of the tiniest white misty flowers x 60cm. Wide low foliage rosette.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow Gypsophila paniculata seeds on good quality seed raising mix at any time.
Then lightly cover the seeds with vermiculite or sieved seed raising mix to their own depth.
And thoroughly moisten the punnet by standing it in a shallow water bath and allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface from below.
Now place in a warm place and cover with a plastic lid to help maintain moisture.
Temperatures of 15-20°C are best for optimum and rapid germination.
And keep moist at all times by misting from a spray water bottle, but do not saturate.
Seeds germinate in 5-10 days.
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’ can also be sown directly into the garden during Oct-Nov.
SEED COUNT: 300 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the seed count and give a generous serve).
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