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Gypsophila elegans

Caryophyllaceae
Annuals, Flowers

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 elegans

Native to Asia Minor, Caucasus, and southern Ukraine. Upright grower to 1 1/2 ft. tall and wide. Lance-shaped, rather fleshy leaves to 3 in. long. Profuse single white flowers to 1/2 in. wide or wider; pink and rose forms are also available. Plants live only 5 to 6 weeks; for continuous bloom, sow seed in open ground every 3 to 4 weeks from late spring into summer. Excellent cut flower.

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