Mýrastigi

Gypsophila cerastioides

Alpine Baby's Breath

Caryophyllaceae

Height

5 cm

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

tender, winter protection

Plant range

Bhutan and Pakistan

Gypsophila is a genus in the family Caryophyllaceae,  with a wide distribution around Eurasia, Africa and Oceania, with the greatest number of species in Turkey. They have a deep root system and dislike being disturbed. They grow best in deep, well drained soil in full sun.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown September - November.

Seed just covered and stored outside until germination. Germination can be slow.

Compact alpine. Needs sharp drainage, sensitive to winter wet.

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