Family: Caryophyllaceae

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.

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