Gypsophila paniculata Snowflake description
Creamy flowers in early summer, mainly double but some single.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, or patio, and it is easy provided it has a well drained soil, so do not try if you’ve got a clay or heavy soil.
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Also called: Gypsophila paniculata Schneeflocke
Common name: Snowflake Baby’s Breath.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a smallish gap in the middle of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Light, well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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.
May need some little stakes to keep the growth upright.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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