Gypsophila paniculata 'Snowflake'

Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’

Baby's breath

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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 not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gypsophila paniculata 'Snowflake'
  • Common name: Baby's breath
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Gypsophila is a pretty hardy annual, bearing masses of daisy like blooms throughout summer. It’s a popular choice with florists and wedding bouquets.

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Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’ bears masses of snow-white double flowers blooms on strong stems, in early summer. It’s perfect for using in dried flower arrangements and is useful for filling gaps in the border.

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Grow Gypsophila paniculata ‘Snowflake’ in full sun to partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. Easy to grow fro seed, so successionally every three weeks for a constant display from summer to autumn.

How to grow Gypsophila 'Snowflake'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy

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

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 not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Gypsophila 'Snowflake' and wildlife

Gypsophila 'Snowflake' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Gypsophila 'Snowflake' poisonous?

Gypsophila 'Snowflake' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People