Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

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. More
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Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden' is a simple, single gypsophila which could not be more different to the twee, top-heavy double form. This makes a wonderful filler flower in the garden and vase.

Seen here growing with blue cornflower, Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'.

Genus Gypsophila elegans
Variety Covent Garden
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Annual Baby's Breath
Border Position Middle, Front
Soil Type Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March, or direct April-June. Or sow under cover in autumn 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 spring 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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