Alpine Baby's Breath
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
tender, winter protection
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.
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.