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Culinary note: Baby's Breath (Gypsophila sp.) has white or pink flowers that have a mild, slightly sweet flavour, perfect for dessert garnishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Patio, Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Cut Flower Garden
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
RHS plants for pollinators
1 packet (1500 gypsophila seeds) (26077)
Direct sow Gypsophila elegans seed outdoors where they are to grow from March to April in full sun, on any well-drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sprinkle seeds thinly over the soil surface and lightly rake the soil to ensure the seed is just covered. Alternatively, sow seeds thinly at a depth of 3mm in drills spaced 30cm (12”) apart. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes around 21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12”) apart.
Alternatively, an autumn sowing can be made for overwintering to produce earlier flowers. They can also be autumn sown, and grown on in pots, in a cold greenhouse to produce spring flowering pot plants.
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Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.
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