Gypsophila elegans

Baby’s Breath Covent Garden

R60.00

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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

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    Flower type:Filler
    Life cycle:Annual
    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.
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:60 cm
    Spacing:40 cm

    Growing Tips:

    Ensure very well-drained soil, especially if planting in Autumn. Easy grower. Do not over-fertilise.


    Harvesting Tips:

    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.

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