Baby’s Breath Covent Garden
This gypsophila (commonly known as baby’s breath) has larger, single white flowers that are not as top heavy as other gypsophila forms. Plants have narrow grey-green leaves with tall branching stems. Excellent and very productive bouquet filler. Excellent drier.
100 seeds per packet
42 in stock
|Climate:||Prefers moderate to warm temperatures. Can withstand frost and cold winters but dislikes very wet winter soil.|
|Sowing guide:||Sow in trays (recommended) in March to May / September to November and transplant after 4-6 weeks. Alternatively direct sow in September to November. Ensure very well-drained soil.|
|Planting Season:||Autumn / Spring|
|Germination guide:||5-10 days @ 18-22 C. Cover lightly with thin layer of vermiculite/soil. Once germinated, move to cooler temperatures of 10-15 C to grow on until ready to transplant.|
|Flowering time:||October-January (if sown in March to May) or 60 days after sowing after September.|
|Pinch:||Yes, if you want to encourage bushy habit.|
|Final height:||60 cm|
Ensure very well-drained soil, especially if planting in Autumn. Easy grower. Do not over-fertilise.
Harvest after 80% of the individual flowers on a stem are open. Earlier harvesting will cause flowers to wilt. Expected vase life is 5-10 days. Harvest stems for a second flush of flowers. Cut and hang upside down in a warm, dry place to dry.