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13/04/2013 at 13:34
I would be very grateful for some advice on planting and growing Gypsophila. I don't know a lot about this plant so any help would be appreciated.
13/04/2013 at 14:03
Hiya Joan
I find that gypsophila like sunshine but not too dry.
Few years back I tried to grow it in hot dry situation and it simply withered away
So, I can grow it now!
Reasonable soil, needs some moisture, wants reasonable sun. ,then it's good all summer
13/04/2013 at 15:05

I grow this one, Gypsophila 'Festival Pink' which has proved hardy for me, and flowers all summer from June...  it looks white but it does have pinkish tones... I find it grows well over paving, and in shingle...  the photo here shows it on a west facing border... I think it's a very pretty, quite feminine plant...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22002.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

13/04/2013 at 18:37

I've never managed to grow it - do you sow direct or have them in trays first?

 

13/04/2013 at 18:42

I grew 2 different ones; one from roots bought cheaply, even after 3 years it is frail and needs staking. The other one was an expensive pot with a more sturdy variety, with slightly different leaves. They seem to have a tendency to flop in my garden, but when they are doing well they are stunning - they really add a sparkle to a border. I don't give them any special care; they get mostly sun and watered sometimes.

14/04/2013 at 18:17
Many thanks for the advice.
14/04/2013 at 22:26

Hello all, I'm new to this board and saw your gypsophila post.... I'm try to grow some this year because my daughter is getting married and I need LOTS for flower arrangements!  I bought several little plug plants and potted them up a few weeks ago, keeping them in greenhouse and now in coldframe.  They are about 8 inches high now but very very floppy.  Does anyone know if this is normal?  Should I be pinching out the shoots to make them bushier, or not?  Any advice about how I can get lots and lots of flowers for late July would be very welcome....

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