Baby's breath 'Covent Garden'

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Gypsophila elegans, often called annual baby’s breath, is a small annual plant that has delicate foliage and flowers. It has white blooms in early summer that look particularly good when planted in drifts. Annual baby’s breath should be sown in late spring so that it’s ready to flower in early summer. It’s best grown in full sun where soil is well-drained and moist. Sprays of blooms are often used in flower arranging, and g. elegans looks beautiful when used as planting around stone walls and rockeries.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Branching
  • Erect
  • Irregular
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Annuals
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Tough survivors
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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Baby's breath

PLANTS Gypsophila elegans

Gypsophila elegans, often called annual baby’s breath, is a small annual plant that has delicate foliage and flowers. It has white blooms in early summer that look particularly good when planted in drifts. Annual baby’s breath should be sown in late spring so that it’s ready to flower in early summer. It’s best grown in full sun where soil is well-drained and moist. Sprays of blooms are often used in flower arranging, and g. elegans looks beautiful when used as planting around stone walls and rockeries.