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 paniculata
Native to central Asia, central and eastern Europe. The classic filler in bouquets. Grows 3 ft. or taller and as broad, with slender, pointed leaves up to 4 in. long. Hundreds of tiny single white flowers are held in sprays. ‘Bristol Fairy’ is an improved, more billowy form to 4 ft. tall, covered with double blossoms 1/4 in. wide. Florists’ favorite is ‘Perfekta’, which bears even larger flowers (to about 1/2 in. wide). These dwarf varieties have double flowers: ‘Compacta Plena’ (1 1/2 ft. high, with white flowers), ‘Pink Fairy’ (1 1/2 ft. high, with pink blooms), and ‘Viette’s Dwarf’ (12–15 in. high, with pink flowers).
Native to central Asia, central and eastern Europe. The classic filler in bouquets. Grows 3 ft. or tal...
Native to much of the northern hemisphere. Flat, basal rosette spreads vigorously by underground runne...
Grown for its brilliant red fall foliage and winter twigs; it should be cut back severely in late dorm...