Gypsophila is an easy to grow, hardy annual that is often used by florists and flower arrangers. Ever since I can remember, Gypsophila has been a very popular wedding flower.
This is a perfect plant for a delicate look, a super choice for a flower fairy garden! Gypsophila plants produce sprays that feature numerous tiny white flowers, which form soft, airy floral clouds, creating a light display that is hopelessly pretty.
Gypsophila can be sown outdoors, directly where it is to flower, from March to April. You might be able to get away with a May sowing at a push, although I have found earlier sowings usually create better performing plants. I have found that Gypsophila grows well in most soils, it is ideally grown in a sunny or partially shaded spot. This hardy annual produces an excellent cut flower, it flowers from June to August. Grow single flowered forms to benefit bees, hoverflies, and butterflies – the double flowered forms are no use to pollinating insects.
Articles that mention Gypsophila:
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- May. 2019 – RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2019
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- Apr. 2017 – Beautiful, Easy to Grow Cut Flowers to Sow in April
- Jan. 2017 – Beautiful, British Grown Flowers for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day 2017
- Jan. 2015 – Where to buy British Grown Cut Flowers for Valentine’s Day 2015