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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 36
Common Name: Babies Breath
Latin Name: Gypsophila paniculata
Variety: Bristol Fairy
Colour: White
Temperature: 16C - 22C (61F - 72F) (Zone 3)
Zone: 3
Blooms: July to August
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 80cm - 90cm (31" - 35")
Spread: 60cm - 70cm (24" - 28")
Quantity: 100 Seeds
Price: $3.33
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant



Temporarily out of stock
Babies Breath

Babies Breath


Notes: These plants will produce a mound of airy cloud-like,pure white blooms. Do not divide this perennial. It resent division or being moved because of its extremely deep taproot. If it becomes necessary to relocate your Babies Breath, be sure you only attempt this in its dormant season. Seasoned gardeners have been known to propagate from cuttings in Spring but starting again from seed or seedling is the surest way to multiply your stock.


Instructions: Sow 2 mm deep. Germination is 7 to 21 days. Transplant when second set of true leaves appear. Plant in full sun and shelter from strong winds. Cut back after flowering to encourage second flush.


Habitat: Gypsophila paniculata requires free draining soil in a warm sunny location. If the soil is not free draining the plant will drown or the roots will rot in climates where rain is abundant in winter. Gypsophilia tolerates poor dry soil,but prefers moderately fertile soil. Its drought resistance makes it perfect addition for rock gardens and any well drained area.


History: This herbaceous perennial was introduced in the late 1800's from Eurasia and is still very desirable for it's deer resistance, ornamental features and fresh and dried floral arrangements. It is an extremely hardy perennial with a taproot that can grow up to 12 feet.


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Lychnis Maltese Cross - Striking red 3-inch flower globes against bright green, lance shaped leaves, borne on stiffly erect stems. Plant in masses for the optimum wow factor.   Prairie Mallow - Perfect for naturalizing in moist landscapers and borders. Mallow enjoys full sun but will tolerate some shade in warmer climates. It's attractively divided, hairy foliage produces tall spikes of pink saucer-shaped blooms, make it a useful cut-flower and filler. Keep soil moist to encourage stronger yield. You may also cut back after 1st flowering to encourage a second bloom period. This plant has attractively divided foliage producing tall spikes of white hollyhock like fragrant blooms.   Canterbury Bells - A long lasting cut flower that  produces abundant stalks of small bell shaped blooms in shades of blue and white with some pinks. Prefers good drainage. Very drought tolerant easy to grow, low maintenance plant. Hardy to zone 2-3.
Lychnis Maltese Cross   Prairie Mallow   Canterbury Bells
(Lychnus chalcedonica)   (Sidalcea campestris)   (Campanula carpatica)

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