Learn how to get great results when direct sowing hardy annual seeds.
|1000 seeds 070072||£1.95||In stock||
Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden' is a simple single gypsophila which could not be more different to the twee, top-heavy double form which is too widely used in flower arranging. I love this one, as a filler in the garden and vase.
Seen here growing with blue cornflower, Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'.
|Common Name||Annual Baby's Breath|
|Border Position||Middle, Front|
|Soil Type||Sandy, Neutral|
|Moisture||Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained|
|Spacing||Plant 30cm (12in) apart.|
|Sowing, Seeds, Planting||Sow direct April - June, or under cover in autumn or February-March for earlier flowers the following year.|
|Care Tips||Need very sharp drainage or they can be short lived. Can be grown in container pots.|
|Flowering||June - August, 12 weeks from sowing.|
|Vase Life||Lasts 5-7 days in the vase. Remove foliage beneath the waterline and sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 secs. Sensitive to Ethylene.|
|Harvesting||Flower production: 8-10 weeks|
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