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Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers and the border alike. Eye catching Pink (Rose) flowers surrounded by lacy cloud like green foliage.

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GYPSOPHILA ELEGANS PINK Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers and the border alike. Eye catching Pink (Rose) flowers surrounded by lacy cloud like green foliage. Flowers June to August. Flowers early summer. Height 18in.

Cultivation Advice 

  • Provide full sun to partial shade. Ensure they receive at least 6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and blooming.
  • Well-draining soil is essential. Sandy or loamy soil with good drainage works well for these plants. They don’t thrive in waterlogged conditions.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.
  • Baby’s Breath prefers moderate temperatures. They can tolerate some heat but may struggle in extreme heat or prolonged periods of high temperatures.
  • Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season to support healthy growth and prolific blooming.
  • Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage continuous flowering. This also helps maintain a tidy appearance and can promote more flowers.
  • Some varieties of Gypsophila elegans may benefit from gentle staking, especially as they grow taller and produce more flowers. Stakes or small supports can prevent bending or drooping.
  • Monitor for common pests like aphids, spider mites, or powdery mildew. Treat any infestations promptly and ensure good air circulation around the plants.
  • Baby’s Breath can be easily propagated from seeds. Collect seeds from dried flowers and sow them directly into the garden after the last frost date in your area.
  • Gypsophila elegans Pink can be a beautiful addition to mixed flower beds or as a border plant. Consider planting them alongside other annuals or perennials to create stunning color contrasts.
  • When planting Gypsophila elegans Pink, space the plants adequately to allow for proper air circulation and growth. Overcrowding can lead to increased susceptibility to diseases.
  • Applying a layer of organic mulch around the plants helps retain soil moisture, suppresses weeds, and maintains a more consistent soil temperature. Mulch also helps protect the shallow roots of Baby’s Breath.
  • If you’re growing Gypsophila elegans Pink in containers, ensure the pots have proper drainage holes. Use a well-draining potting mix and provide regular watering to prevent the soil from drying out too quickly.
  • Baby’s Breath, including the pink variety, is a popular cut flower for floral arrangements. When harvesting stems for arrangements, cut them early in the morning and immediately place them in water to maximize their vase life.
  • Gypsophila elegans is an annual plant and will not survive frost or freezing temperatures. In colder climates, collect seeds for the next season or treat it as an annual and replant in the following year
  • If you wish to preserve the delicate pink blooms, consider drying the flowers. Hang small bunches of Baby’s Breath upside down in a dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight until they are completely dry. These dried flowers can be used for various crafts and decorations.
  • While Baby’s Breath is relatively pest-resistant, keeping your garden clean and free of debris can help prevent pest infestations. Regularly remove dead plant material and maintain good garden hygiene.
  • Pair Gypsophila elegans Pink with other plants that complement its delicate appearance. It can look stunning when planted alongside blue-flowering plants or contrasting with deeper-colored blooms.
  • By following these tips and providing proper care and attention, you can enjoy the delicate beauty of Gypsophila elegans Pink in your garden or use its charming blooms for various decorative purposes.

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