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Zones A2, A3, 1-10, 14-16, 18-21, 31-45, H1
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Gypsophila paniculata

Baby’s Breath
Caryophyllaceae
Perennials, 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 paniculata

Native to central Asia and central and eastern Europe. This is the classic filler in bouquets. Grows to 3 ft. or taller and as broad. Slender, sharp-pointed leaves 2 1/2–4 in. long. Single white flowers about 1/16 in. across, hundreds in a spray. ‘Bristol Fairy’ is an improved, more billowy form to 4 ft. high, covered with double blossoms 1/4 in. wide.

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