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Gypsophila paniculata 'Viette's Dwarf'

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: Viette's Dwarf


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24-36 in. (60-90 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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive av_ocd_girl On Mar 18, 2012, av_ocd_girl from Ellerbe, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a GREAT plant!!! I also disagree with the information given for this plant. The 'Viette's Dwarf' gets from 12 to 15 inches tall. Other non-dwarf varieties can get 2 to 3 ft. tall. This plant is very drought tolerant and actually will rot if kept too wet. I use it along my drive way and to edge some flower beds. It cascades over the rocks and is very pretty.

Neutral bed24 On Jul 3, 2006, bed24 from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I don't agree with some of the information listed here... this plant thrives in dry sites and doesn't last in constantly moist soil. Best for sunny, dry sites (good for xeriscaping). Very nice at filling in the middle of a bed.


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

Exeter, New Hampshire
Ellerbe, North Carolina

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