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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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

Gypsophila repens A beautiful pink babies breath.