Annual baby's breath Gypsophila elegans

annual baby's breath


G. elegans is an erect, branching annual to about 60cm, with narrow, grey-green leaves. Loose sprays of star-shaped, white or carmine-pink flowers on long slender stalks are produced in summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      annual baby's breath

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by a stem rot