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Gypsophila repens 'Rosea'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Airy sprays of tiny pink blooms

Loved by florists as a cut flower

Edible flowers - Don't forget to check out our Edible Flowers Guide

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Airy sprays of tiny pink blooms form frothy mounds throughout summer. This charming semi evergreen perennial has a long association with cottage garden planting schemes and is well loved by florists as a cut flower. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). Bare root plants supplied.

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 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

cut flower garden

full sun

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 litre potted gypsophila plant (KA5428)
3 bare root gypsophila plants (KB3508)
6 bare root gypsophila plants (KC2079)

Pot up bare root plants and grow them on in frost free conditions. When they are fully rooted into their pots, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days and transplant into 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.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. The growth points of most bare root perennials should be set about an inch below the soil surface. New growth will appear in spring.

Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season until plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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