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Gypsophila oldhamiana

Gypsophila oldhamiana
Manchurian baby's breath
Gypsophila oldhamiana

Common name Manchurian baby's breath
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (early summer)
Size 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes prefers well-drained calcareous soil
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Chinese relative of the familiar baby's breath, with sprays of white flowers on upright stems, and elongated blue-green leaves. It's not very impressive in its first season of bloom (second year from seed), but some report that the flower show improves with age, so I'll keep it around for a while longer to see for myself.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: Houston rock garden, foundation border, right-fence nursery area

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (100%G, 5d)
  2. Seed from '15 garden. Baggy 70F (67%G, 6-8d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (35%G, 6-12d)

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