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Gypsophila Summer Sparkles

Babyu2019s Breath

Great for cut flowers

Well named for its stunning display of tiny, sparkling white blooms which fizz at the front of a border through the summer. A must for flower arrangers.

Where?

Happiest in full sun. A good choice for a bank or gravel garden.

How?

Best in a well drained soil where it is easy to grow. 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
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 15 cm - 20 cm
Plant width 15 cm - 20 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam
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

Typically available

From April to September