Creeping Baby's Breath
Height: 3" (7cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White, pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder) Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order) Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family) Genus: Gypsophila (Baby's Breath) Species: repens (creeping) ____________________________________
Gypsophila repens is a useful plant for growing on the tops of walls or on a rockery, as it does not mind dry conditions and grows over the edges neatly. It forms a short carpet of tiny greyish leaves on prostrate stems, which is covered in sprays of small white flowers throughout the summer and into autumn. Gypsophila repens rosea is the pink version.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Outside (48 days)
Outside (70 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is a small ball in a loose cluster with many others.
Seed The seeds are tiny black balls. There are many seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedlings are tiny with fleshy-looking pointed leaves.
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