Height: 12-24" (30-60cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder) Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order) Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family) Genus: Gypsophila (Gypsophila) Species: elegans (elegant) ____________________________________
Gypsophila elegans is a fast-growing annual that provides flowers that are useful as a foil to larger blooms both in the garden and as a cut flower. It reaches a height of about 18" - 2', with glaucous light green leaves and open airy clusters of small white, sometimes veined, flowers with rounded petals.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seed pod is a small ball. Each individual flower produces its own seed pod.
Seed The seeds are tiny very dark brown beans. There are many seeds in a pod.
Seedling The seedling has flimsy bright green leaves.
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