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Gypsophila Elegans Covent Garden


Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers and the border alike.

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Gypsophila Elegans Covent Garden

Gypsophila Elegans Mixed. A delightful annual for the border also known as “Baby’s breath”, producing blankets of delicate flowers in a mixture of shell-pink Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers and the border alike. Large white flowers surrounded by lacy cloud like green foliage. Flowers June to August. Flowers early summer. Height 18in.

Cultivation Advice

  • Provide your Covent Garden Baby’s Breath with full sun or partial shade. Aim for at least 6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and blooming.
  • Ensure the soil is well-draining and loose. A sandy or loamy soil mix works well for Covent Garden Baby’s Breath. Good drainage prevents waterlogging, which can harm the plant.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, especially during hot weather.
  • These plants thrive in moderate temperatures. Protect them from extreme heat or prolonged exposure to high temperatures, which can cause stress and affect growth.
  • Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and abundant blooms.
  • Regularly deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and maintain a neat appearance. This also helps redirect the plant’s energy into producing new flowers.
  • Depending on the variety and growth habit, some Covent Garden Baby’s Breath might benefit from light staking or support to prevent them from bending or drooping as they grow taller.
  • Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly to prevent damage to the plant. Ensure good air circulation to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
  • Covent Garden Baby’s Breath can be propagated from seeds. Collect seeds from dried flowers and sow them directly into the garden after the last frost date in your area.
  • Consider planting Covent Garden Baby’s Breath alongside other annuals or perennials in mixed flower beds or as borders. They can complement various garden designs and add airy, delicate charm to the landscape
  • When planting, provide adequate spacing between Covent Garden Baby’s Breath plants. Proper spacing ensures good airflow, reduces the risk of disease, and allows each plant to develop fully.
  • Apply a layer of mulch around the plants to help retain moisture, suppress weed growth, and maintain a more consistent soil temperature. Mulching also protects the plant’s shallow roots.
  • If you prefer growing these plants in containers, ensure the pots have drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Use a well-draining potting mix and water consistently, allowing excess water to drain freely.
  • Covent Garden Baby’s Breath is a popular cut flower. When harvesting stems for floral arrangements, cut them early in the morning or late in the evening and immediately place them in water. Change the water frequently to prolong vase life.
  • Gypsophila elegans is an annual plant and won’t survive frost. In colder climates, collect seeds for the following season or consider replanting in the next growing season.
  • If you want to preserve the delicate blooms, you can air-dry them. Hang small bunches of Baby’s Breath upside down in a dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight until completely dry. Dried flowers can be used in crafts or decorations.
  • As the plants grow, some varieties may benefit from support to prevent the stems from bending or drooping. Staking or using small supports can help maintain an upright posture, especially when in bloom.
  • While relatively pest-resistant, keeping an eye on your garden for any signs of pests or diseases is essential. Early detection and intervention can prevent potential issues from escalating.
  • Pair Covent Garden Baby’s Breath with other plants that complement its delicate appearance. It can create a visually appealing contrast when planted alongside bold-colored or taller flowering plants.

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