This plant is also called Gypsophila.It is perfect for decorating any bouquet, making it easy and graceful.And this is quite understandable, since in Latin species name baby's breath - elegant.
plant cold-resistant, photophilous and unpretentious, blooming 1.5 months after sowing.Therefore, it can be sown several times over the summer, but a short flowering.Fast flowering can be used to decorate the baby's breath of empty seats in mixborders.
At one place can grow baby's breath without change up to 25 years!In baby's breath taproot, so at an older age, it does not tolerate transplanting.
herbaceous annual plant 40-50 cm tall, erect, densely branched.Leaves small, medium-sized flowers with a diameter of 8 to 10 mm, white, pink, collected in corymbose panicle wide.
plant height of 10-15 cm are used to rocky hills, and to 80- 100 cm - for cutting.But there are also intermediate grades 50-60 cm tall.Here is their something and put on the beds.For
for arranging bouquets can get flowering plants in the greenhouse in April and May.
Easily propagated by seeds which are sown in April in the flower bed previously freed from weeds, and in late August, the grown seedlings are transplanted to a permanent place on the scheme 30 × 30 cm. It can be propagated by cuttings in spring, especially it concerns the terry forms.To collect plant seeds cut when a part of the boxes will turn yellow and dried.
Blossoms gypsophila continuously, in July-August, white or pink cloud air.
Gypsophila elegant ♦ Annual;bush spherical shape, stem up to 50 cm tall, branched;small leaves, lanceolate;inflorescence - corymbose panicle, small flowers (up to 1 cm in diameter), white, pink or carmine;blooms after 40-50 days after emergence (depending on seed sowing time).
Gypsophila paniculata ♦ Perennial;globular shrub, up to 1 m in diameter;flowers are smaller than in the preceding species, can be simple and terry cloth, the color is white or pink;blooms from June to August.
Gypsophila Perennial creeping ♦;creeping shoots up to 20 cm in height;leaves narrowly lanceolate;The flowers are small, white or pink;Flowers in May - June.Moisture Requirements: does not like waterlogged, drought resistant.
requirements to heat and light
Heat and light-requiring.
to soil requirements: prefer light, no fresh manure, sredneudobrennye, slightly alkaline soil, can grow on limestone (which is why the genus, and got its name).
Perennial species gypsophila prefer sandy loam or loamy soil fertile.
Reproduction : seeds, have also shpeofily creeping cuttings, and dividing the bush.
Features : fruit only nemahrovye form.
Use: for cutting for bouquets of summer and winter;creeping baby's breath and for alpine bitter, rocky gardens and borders.
Cultivation and care
Gypsophila grown by sowing seeds in the ground in early spring or a winter.Seedlings emerge in 8-10 days, they thin out to a distance of 15-20 cm.
Very nice look bright or dark red roses Floribunda group, long-blooming beautiful bouquet of flowers surrounded by white lace long-term nemahrovoy baby's breath, with which Rosevery friendly relations.Or, conversely, is surrounded by a pink baby's breath amazing look white roses from the same group or a group of red or bright yellow lilies from the team Asiatic hybrids.By the way, when ottsvetut lilies, delicate baby's breath will cover them perfectly.It all can be used for this purpose - to cover the plants lose their decorative effect, after flowering in June and July.
Usually, long-term baby's breath is grown for cut flowers for arrangements of flowers.This is an excellent cutting plants, a long standing in the water.