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PlantFiles: Baby's Breath
Gypsophila paniculata 'Perfecta'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gypsophila (jip-SOF-il-uh) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Perfecta

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive patsdogs On Jul 29, 2011, patsdogs from Shawnee, OK wrote:

Grows in z6 garden of Shasta Cascades at 2,700' elevation with little or no care. Cut it back in the spring and leave it alone. Yes, it can be a bit loose and floppy, but looks fabulous when planted close to contrasting roses so it can flop in among the blossoms.

Positive Gabrielle On Jul 24, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hardy in zones 4-10. Nice flowers, but tends to flop badly. Blooms June - September in my garden.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairfield, California
Montgomery Creek, California
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Washington, Illinois
Seattle, Washington



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