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Gypsophila ‘Summer Sparkles’

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 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

  • Botanical name: Gypsophila 'Summer Sparkles'
  • Common name: Baby's breath
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Gypsophila ‘Summer Sparkles’ is a compact gypsophila, forming densely branched, rounded clumps of grey-green foliage. From late-spring masses of small, semi-double, fragrant white flowers appear until midsummer. 

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‘Summer Sparkles’ is perfect for growing towards the middle of herbaceous borders, and makes an excellent ‘filler’ plant for gaps in ornamental displays. The flowers are long-lasting and work well in cut flower arrangements.

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For best results grow Gypsophila ‘Summer Sparkles’ in moist but well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage repeat flowering. Avoid disturbing plants once established, and cut down plants in spring.

How to grow Gypsophila 'Summer Sparkles'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • 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
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

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Gypsophila 'Summer Sparkles' and wildlife

Gypsophila 'Summer Sparkles' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Gypsophila 'Summer Sparkles' poisonous?

Gypsophila 'Summer Sparkles' 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