– Gauze Flower
Two to three feet.
Flowers white, July to October.
There are several varieties of Gypsophila, but
Gypsophila paniculata is the one for the amateur,
not Gypsophila elegans, cerastioides, or muralis.
The plant has a slight branching habit, and covers
itself with a cloud of little spangles of white
blossoms; it is very useful for relieving the
solidity of cut flowers in water.
The seed may be sown early in April in a nice
seed bed in the open.
The seedlings must have the routine of hardy annuals;
they may be planted out, thinned and left to flower
where they were sown. The fully developed plants
will cover a space of several square feet. As
it is chiefly needed for cutting, a good sized
bed of it may be sown or planted in the reserve
garden or some out-of-the-way corner which takes
its place in less ambitious domains.
See also : Baby's