Flowers: May- September
Position: Prefers a sunny location.
A florist’s favourite! Gypsophila is also known as baby’s breath due to its delicate star like flowers and lacey fern like foliage. It produces an abundance of white flowers approximately 1cm in size.
It can be grown in garden beds or in pots and is an incredibly popular and long lasting cut flower.
Gypsophila dislikes root disturbance so should be direct sown from spring to early summer for summer flowers but can also be sown in the autumn for earlier flowers next year. It will also self seed easily to save you a job! The plants should be thinned to 20-30 cm apart.
The growing tips should be pinched out to encourage a bushier plant and the flowers should be cut regularly to promote further flowering.
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Gypsophila is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa.
It is a symbol of everlasting love, purity and innocence and as such is a favourite flower in wedding bouquets and for flowers gifted to new parents.