China - East Asia, Flower, Gypsophila, Pink Color, Gray Background
Annual plant about 40 cm high with small numerous flowers of pink color. Flowering is abundant, but not very long, so for continuous production, it is necessary to sow from time to time. Widely used for arranging bouquets. Gypsophila is cold resistant, light-loving, undemanding to conditions, but prefers fertile lime soils. Blooms in 40-50 days after the emergence of shoots.
One of the most widely used cut flowers, Baby’s Breath is also popular for its airy, cloud-like display in the summer border. Plants form a bushy, upright mound that bears thousands of tiny pale-pink double flowers, held in branching heads. Remove faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming in the fall. Because this bushes out in mid-summer, it is often recommended as a neighbor to Oriental Poppies, which go dormant after blooming; the Baby’s Breath will fill in the gap left in the garden. Drought tolerant, once established. Nice compact habit, making this useful for edging.In a number of parts of North America, G. paniculata has become invasive or even been declared a noxious weed. As a result, it may be illegal to plant in your garden. It is no longer produced and sold by Heritage Perennials.