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Gypsophila cerastioides

Mouse-eared gypsophila

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in September

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Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gypsophila cerastioides
  • Common name: Mouse-eared gypsophila
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Mouse-eared gypsophila, Gypsophila cerastioides, is a dwarf, semi-evergreen plant with a creeping habit. Green-grey, hairy leaves contrast with masses of small white trumpet-shaped flowers in spring and summer, which are beloved of pollinators.

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This tough little plant is drought tolerant, and is perfect for growing in alpine gardens, rockeries, containers and even in gaps in walls and paving.

How to grow Gypsophila cerastioides

  • Plant size

    5cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Gypsophila cerastioides and wildlife

Gypsophila cerastioides is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Gypsophila cerastioides poisonous?

Gypsophila cerastioides can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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