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Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy’
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy’
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Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy’

Double Baby’s Breath

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.240.070

One of the most widely-used cut flowers, Baby’s Breath is also popular for its airy, cloudlike display in the summer border. Plants form a bushy, upright mound that bears thousands of tiny white double 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.

Further details for
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy’

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
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.