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PlantFiles: Creeping Baby's Breath
Gypsophila repens 'Rosea'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gypsophila (jip-SOF-il-uh) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosea

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

14 members have or want this plant for trade.

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under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive soldiersong On Sep 1, 2007, soldiersong from North Plains, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

This little charmer has been blooming in our garden since June. It asks nothing but regular watering, and continues to bloom and bloom and bloom. It is now September and it shows no sign of slowing down. It does want to creep, but if circled with fencing is happy making a mound about 14" tall. It is such a cheerful little plant I highly recommend it, at least in Zone 8A.

Positive Gabrielle On Jan 26, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Rosea' is a delicate, airy groundcover that for me is much easier to grow than the annual. It resents transplanting.

Positive Melissa_Ohio On May 28, 2004, Melissa_Ohio from Southwestern, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Gypsophila repens A beautiful pink babies breath.


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

Glen Avon, California
Kiowa, Colorado
Bradenton, Florida
Macy, Indiana
Spencer, Massachusetts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Blissfield, Michigan
Dayton, Ohio
Painesville, Ohio
North Plains, Oregon
Kalama, Washington

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