Baby's breath

Gypsophila paniculata | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Always ready to fill out a bouquet.

Gypsophila paniculata, also called baby’s breath, is a hardy perennial. It flowers in summer, producing a plethora of small white blooms on tall stems. These can be cut for flower arranging, or left on the plant throughout the growing season. Baby’s breath should be planted in full sun and given well-drained soil if it’s not to become a short lived perennial. G. paniculata has one long taproot and shouldn’t be moved once established as this can kill plants. It can tolerate some dryness, but needs watering through long periods of drought.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.2
Spread [m]
  • 1.2
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Branching
  • Clump-forming
  • Rounded
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years
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