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Gypsophila paniculata alba
Gypsophila paniculata alba
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Gypsophila paniculata alba

White Baby’s Breath

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.240.060

One of the most widely used cut flowers, Baby’s Breath is also popular for its airy, cloud-like display in the summer border. Plants form a bushy, upright mound that bears thousands of tiny white single flowers, held in branching heads. Remove faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming in the fall. Because this bushes out in mid-summer, it is often recommended as a neighbor to Oriental Poppies, which go dormant after blooming; the Baby’s Breath will fill in the gap left in the garden. Drought tolerant once established. Plants require excellent drainage, particularly in winter. In a number of parts of North America, this plant has become invasive or even been declared a noxious weed. As a result, it may be illegal to plant in your garden. It is no longer produced and sold by Heritage Perennials.

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Gypsophila paniculata alba

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate