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Gypsophila cerastioides

Mouse-ear gypsophila

Hardy Perennial

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Small spoon-shaped, slightly hairy leaves

Edible flowers

Pretty white flowers with tiny pink veins

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A neat little semi-evergreen perennial, also known as Mouse-ear Gypsophila due to it's small spoon-shaped, slightly hairy leaves. From late spring through to mid-summer Gypsophila cerastioides produces pretty white flowers with tiny pink veins. With a mounding, spreading habit, this alpine plant is perfect for rock gardens, gravel gardens, patio containers, or spilling out of wall crevices. Height: 5cm (2"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Culinary information: Babys Breath (Gypsophila sp.) has white or pink flowers that have a mild, slightly sweet flavour, perfect for dessert garnishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Height Up to 5cm (2in)
Spread Up to 15cm (6in)

Hardy Perennial

alpine & rockerycut flower gardenpatiowalls and fenceswildlife gardens

full sun

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Flowering Months


1 gypsophila plant in 1 litre pot (V59606)
2 gypsophila plants in 1 litre pots (V59607P)

Grow Gypsophila plants in sunny borders. Gypsophila plants dislike particularly wet soils in winter. Plant them in a well drained soil, adding compost or well rotted manure to amend heavy clay soils.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season until Gypsophila plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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