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Gypsophila Festival

Babyu2019s Breath

Great for cut flowers

Clouds of tiny flowers are held on wiry stems through the summer. This elegant plant is easy to grow and invaluable for flower arranging.


Happiest in full sun flopping over a path at the front of a border or to make a low mound which will be covered in blooms.


Best in very well drained soil, place some coarse grit or sand in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Cut back old stems in spring once the new leaves are seen.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering April - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 90 cm
Plant width 90 cm - 120 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Flower border and beds

Check store availability

1 litre pot £4.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September