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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.



GYPSOPHILA ELEGANS PINK SEEDS 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 

  • Choose well-draining soil with a slightly alkaline pH between 7.0 and 7.5.
  • Amend the soil with organic matter like compost to improve fertility.
  • Gypsophila Pink prefers full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade. Ensure it receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • Sow seeds indoors in early spring or directly in the garden after the last frost.
  • Plant seeds shallowly, as they require light to germinate. Press them lightly into the soil.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during dry periods.
  • Once established, gypsophila is somewhat drought-tolerant.
  • Apply a layer of organic mulch around the plants to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a more consistent soil temperature.
  • Use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth.
  • Pinch back young plants to encourage bushier growth and more abundant flowering.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to prolong the blooming period.
  • Provide support for taller varieties, as they may become top-heavy when in bloom.
  • Divide mature plants every 2-3 years to rejuvenate them and maintain vigorous growth.
  • Gypsophila is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for issues and treat promptly if necessary.
  • Plant gypsophila alongside other perennials with similar water and sunlight needs for a harmonious garden bed.
  • In colder climates, provide a layer of mulch around the base of the plants in late fall to protect them during winter.
  • Consider growing Gypsophila Pink in containers or hanging baskets, especially if you have limited garden space. Ensure the containers have good drainage.
  • Gypsophila Pink is an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements. Harvest flowers in the morning when they are fully open for longer vase life.
  • Water at the base of the plant to keep foliage dry, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.
  • Before planting, mix some sand or perlite into the soil to further enhance drainage.
  • Periodically check the soil pH to ensure it remains within the preferred range for Gypsophila Pink.
  • Once established, Gypsophila Pink can tolerate periods of drought. However, consistent watering is still recommended for optimal performance.
  • Use natural pest control methods like neem oil or insecticidal soap to address any pest issues without harming beneficial insects.
  • Perform light pruning after the first flush of flowers to encourage a second round of blooming later in the season.
  • Plant Gypsophila Pink in clusters with varying heights for a visually interesting and dynamic garden display.
  • Apply fertilizer in early spring as new growth emerges, and avoid over-fertilizing, as excessive nutrients can lead to leggy growth.
  • In regions with harsh winters, consider applying a thicker layer of mulch around the base of the plants to provide extra insulation.
  • Provide enough spacing between plants to promote good air circulation, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.
  • Surround taller Gypsophila plants with neighboring, sturdy plants to provide natural support and prevent flopping.
  • In early spring, remove any winter mulch and provide a top dressing of compost for added nutrients.
  • Maintain a consistent watering schedule, avoiding periods of prolonged drought followed by excessive watering.
  • Gypsophila Pink is well-suited for rock gardens, adding a soft and delicate texture to these landscape features.
  • Gypsophila is often tolerant of coastal conditions, making it suitable for gardens near the ocean.
  • Interplant Gypsophila with other perennials to create visually appealing combinations and enhance your garden’s overall aesthetics.

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