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Gypsophila Seeds - Elegans Covent Garden

Botanical - Gypsophila elegans


Seed Count:
1260 Seeds
Usually despatched within 24 hours
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Price £1.50

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1260 Seeds.

Other Names - Baby's Breath…

Gypsophila Elegans Covent Garden with it's starry sprays of tiny white flowers and wispy grey-green foliage provides an excellent contrasting airy filler which resembles fluffy clouds. An excellent variety for growing as a summer bedding plant and for flower arranging.

  • Easy to grow.
  • Makes a superb cut flower.
  • Loved by bees and other beneficial pollinators.

Suitable For - Beds and borders, flowers for drying, flowers for cutting, cottage gardens, hanging baskets, borders, containers, wildlife gardens

Sowing Months - March - May

Flowering Months - June - August

Soil Preperation

If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Well drained, poor to moderately rich, deep soil
Type   Distance between plants 20 - 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 3 mm
Average height 50 - 60 cm Germination Temperature 10 to 18℃
Average spread 20 - 30 cm Days to germination 10 - 21 days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly Yes
Soil Ph Prefers alkaline soil RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds direct where the flowers are to grow.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds in a well prepared seed bed where the flowers are to grow in drills 20 - 30 cm apart with a light covering of soil. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Keep the soil moist however avoid overwatering.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin out to 20 - 30 cm apart.

Growing On

Water young plants regularly until established.
Established plants will require regular watering in dry conditions however gypsophila does not like to be overwatered and dislikes waterlogged conditions.
The plants should not require any additional feeding as they prefer poor to moderately rich soils.


For a continuous succession of gypsophila's sow the seeds every 2 - 3 weeks from March to May.

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