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Gypsophila paniculata

Gypsophila paniculata
baby's breath
Common name baby's breath
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers white (early summer)
Size 18-36"
Light sun

Popular in floral bouquets, baby's breath is also a useful plant in the garden, where its sprays of small white flowers on a tangle of wiry stems mix nicely, often in unexpected ways, with neighboring plants. Somehow we didn't grow it much after our first few years of gardening in Pennsylvania, but now that we're in Texas we're trying it again. Our new climate is toward the high end of the heat tolerance of this perennial, so even though most references say to give full sun, we planted it along the back of the house where it will get shade in the afternoon.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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