Gypsophilia (Baby’s Breath)
Gypsophilia, popularly known as Baby’s Breath, is a bushy plant with branching habit bearing dainty small flowers on long slender stems. It is native to Central and Eastern Europe. Baby’s Breath is a tender and delicate annual. Gypsophilia is a popular flower to accent bouquets, corsages and flower vases, especially as dried flower., besides being a popular flower in the home garden as well.
Gypsophilia plants grow 1 to 2 feet, bearing a profusion of white or pink flowers. The stems separate into many branches, giving it a light appearance, perfect for accenting bouquets. Gypsophila lasts long up to a week and dries well. Baby’s Breath is very much suitable for borders combined with other perennials.
Facts About Gypsophilia
- Gypsophilia is distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
- Most commonly known as "Baby’s breath", the tiny gypsophilia flower is produced on numerous, fragile stems and is most commonly used a filler, but is widely enjoyed as a dried flower, especially as an accent at Christmas.
- Gypsophilia is available year round.
- "Baby’s Breath" is available in either pink or white varieties. Perhaps the most popular variety is called Million Star. Two other varieties commonly found are New Love and Party Time.
- Gypsophila is primarily used as a fill er flower to accent greens and fill voids between flowers.
- Baby’s Breath makes a very nice dried flower that can be used to decorate any thing from wreaths to craft projects.
- .The dainty flowered Gypsophila is commonly used in floral arrangements and gypsophilia plants bring beauty to the garden when grown in clumps.