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Gypsophila cerastioides

Caryophyllaceae
Ground covers, Perennials

GYPSOPHILA

Slender-stemmed, much-branched plants are upright or spreading, ranging from 3 in. to 4 ft. tall. Bloom is profuse in summer, covering plants in clusters of tiny single or double flowers in white, pink, or rose. Leaves (sparse when plants are in bloom) are typically blue green.

Gypsophila cerastioides

Native to the Himalayas. Gray foliage forms a mat to 3 in. high and twice as broad; clustered flowers vary from pink-veined white to pure pink. Use in a rock garden or between steppingstones. Lime acid soil before planting. After flowering, deadhead before seeds form to encourage repeat bloom.

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