Gypsy White Improved

Gypsy White Improved

SKU: FL1220
Gypsy White Improved produces copious semi-double flowers in dense arrays over tightly packed mounds of foliage. The clumping, rounded plants grow to 25cm (10") tall, blooming from spring through the summer. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

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More details about Gypsy White Improved

Gypsophila muralis. It's no surprise this compact annual won the 2018 AAS award. Gypsy White Improved produces copious semi-double flowers in dense arrays over tightly packed mounds of foliage. The clumping, rounded plants grow to 25cm (10") tall, blooming from spring through the summer. The unusually large (for Gypsophila) white flowers start blushing to pink at the end of the season, creating the look of a Laura Ashley print. This plant works really well in containers, smaller spaces, and garden beds. It was a definite hit from our field trials, catching the eyes of visitors and flower judges alike.

Pelleted seeds: 8-9 seeds per pellet.

Annual.

Quick Facts:

    • Compact growth
    • Covered in semi-double flowers
    • Great in containers
    • Annual

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All About Gypsy White Improved

Latin

Latin
Gypsophila elegans
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

Timing
Plants bloom quickly from seed, so start outdoors, direct sowing in early spring in cool soil, when a light frost is still possible. In mild winter areas, it can also be direct sown in late autumn. Germination takes 10-20 days. Sow every 3-4 weeks until July for continuous blooms.

Starting

Starting
Just cover the small seeds, and thin or space to 15-20cm (6-8″). Crowded plants bloom more generously.

Note that the Baby’s Breath one associates with bridal bouquets is grown (mainly in Mexico) in very controlled settings, and harvested with precision just as the flower buds begin to open. This is the same flowering plant, but it is difficult to predict exactly when the plants will be bouquet-ready. To grow for summer weddings, direct sow large amounts at regular three week intervals starting in early spring when there is still a risk of frost. That would be mid-March here on the coast. Keep plants relatively crowded. This is the only way to ensure that at least some Baby’s Breath will be at its peak for your special event.

How to Grow Gypsophila

Step 1: Timing

Plants bloom quickly from seed, so start outdoors, direct sowing in early spring in cool soil, when a light frost is still possible. In mild winter areas, it can also be direct sown in late autumn. Germination takes 10-20 days. Sow every 3-4 weeks until July for continuous blooms.

Step 2: Starting

Just cover the small seeds, and thin or space to 15-20cm (6-8″). Crowded plants bloom more generously.

Tip!

Note that the Baby’s Breath one associates with bridal bouquets is grown (mainly in Mexico) in very controlled settings, and harvested with precision just as the flower buds begin to open. This is the same flowering plant, but it is difficult to predict exactly when the plants will be bouquet-ready. To grow for summer weddings, direct sow large amounts at regular three week intervals starting in early spring when there is still a risk of frost. That would be mid-March here on the coast. Keep plants relatively crowded. This is the only way to ensure that at least some Baby’s Breath will be at its peak for your special event.

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