I would be very grateful for some advice on planting and growing Gypsophila. I don't know a lot about this plant so any help would be appreciated.


  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    I grow this one, Gypsophila 'Festival Pink' which has proved hardy for me, and flowers all summer from June...  it looks white but it does have pinkish tones... I find it grows well over paving, and in shingle...  the photo here shows it on a west facing border... I think it's a very pretty, quite feminine plant...



  • Sarah 17Sarah 17 Posts: 1

    I've never managed to grow it - do you sow direct or have them in trays first?


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    I grew 2 different ones; one from roots bought cheaply, even after 3 years it is frail and needs staking. The other one was an expensive pot with a more sturdy variety, with slightly different leaves. They seem to have a tendency to flop in my garden, but when they are doing well they are stunning - they really add a sparkle to a border.image I don't give them any special care; they get mostly sun and watered sometimes.

  • Many thanks for the advice.
  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Hello all, I'm new to this board and saw your gypsophila post.... I'm try to grow some this year because my daughter is getting married and I need LOTS for flower arrangements!  I bought several little plug plants and potted them up a few weeks ago, keeping them in greenhouse and now in coldframe.  They are about 8 inches high now but very very floppy.  Does anyone know if this is normal?  Should I be pinching out the shoots to make them bushier, or not?  Any advice about how I can get lots and lots of flowers for late July would be very welcome....

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