Gypsophila – Summer Sparkles, Baby’s Breath
A much improved selection compared to older varieties, Summer Sparkles, Baby’s Breach, Gypsophila, brings months of semi-double, lightly fragrant white flowers from late spring through midsummer. Unlike most which are quite open in habit and go dormant in late summer, this new variety has a much more compact, refined looking form and looks great in the garden all season.
It forms a uniform, very densely branched, mound grey-green foliage that becomes completely covered in flowers from late spring through midsummer. Summer Sparkles works well in the middle of the flower border and also looks great in containers.
Baby’s Breath has been adored as a filler plant in perennial border gardens and also as a long-lasting fresh cut flower. Its broad habit makes this plant the perfect cover up for dying bulb foliage or for perennials, such as poppies or bleeding hearts, that go dormant in summer. Baby’s Breath also makes an excellent dried flower. Deadheading spent blossoms will encourage more flowering.
Plant in full sun in well-draining soil.