Gypsophila of all Kinds
Gypsophila are the new roses – the graceful appearance of this charismatic plant decorates every bouquet in its special way.
From East Europe, gypsophila has worked its way around the world for its beautiful presence and peaceful aura. Clouds of gypsophila can be paired with any flower, giving an airy look to floral arrangements. They can be just as pretty as a border of your garden or on your window sill enhancing the look of your plants.
The name of this plant comes from Ancient Greek; gypsos and philos mean the friend of chalk. As the meaning suggests, this plant blossoms in chalky soil, however, it will still grow perfectly fine in an ordinary one.
Gypsophila incorporates nearly 150 plant species – Baby’s Breath also known as Gypsophila Paniculata being the famous one. They vary in sizes and colors, being the perfect pick to fill in open spaces in a yard or a garden bed. These profuse summer bloomers are widely appreciated in the following colors:
They bloom during spring and summer which is the optimal time to sow them, ideally in a broad pan. They can be transferred to a small nursery after sprouting. The seeds may grow to a height of 10cm while some tend to stay near the ground. This grassy plant when near the ground creates a beautiful bed of flowers. You’d be thrilled to see how therapeutic the sight can be.
Next time you buy flowers, opt for these elegant gypsophila for a different touch to your living room’s centerpiece.