Gypsophila cerastioides description
White, purple veined flowers in spring and early summer.
The foliage can get very damaged in the winter, so a site that is south facing with other plants by it would help it. It’s best not to plant in containers because it would be too exposed to the winter elements.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, alpine bed, rockery, or by a patio and is fairly trouble free but be aware that frost burn may be an issue in colder climes and in exposed positions.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Common name: Alpine Baby’s Breath.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Virtually hardy – will generally survive the coldest winters here in East Anglia, UK.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 5 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.