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Gypsophila 'Rosenschleier' (d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

baby's breath 'Rosenschleier'

Family

Caryophyllaceae


Gypsophila can be annuals or perennials, sometimes evergreen, with narrow, greyish leaves and large sprays of small flowers

'Rosenschleier' is a compact semi-evergreen perennial to 30cm in height, making a low mound of slender stems with narrow, grey-green leaves and large, open panicles of pale pink double flowers 1cm in width

Synonym(s)

  • Gypsophila paniculata 'Rosy Veil'
  • Gypsophila VEIL OF ROSES
  • Gypsophila 'Rosy Veil'
  • Gypsophila 'Veil of Roses'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in a deep, light, preferably alkaline, very well-drained soil in full sun; can tolerate moist soil

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by the specialised root grafting in late winter. Here scions of stem are grafted onto sections of root.

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers, Gravel Garden or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by a stem rot