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Baby's Breath

Botanical Name
Gypsophila paniculata
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 9
Height
12 to 36 inches
Width
Up to 24 inches
Flowers
Early summer: white, pink
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained to dry
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 12 to 24 inches apart
  • Good drainage is critical for survival
  • Stake tall cultivars
  • Deadhead to prolong bloom
Problems
Botrytis blight, aster yellows (leafhoppers), winter dieback in poorly drained soils
Varieties
  • Bristol Fairy - 24", double, repeat bloomer
  • Rosenschleier - 18", more tolerant of wet soils longer lived

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