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Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath

Gypsophila paniculata 'ESM Chispa'

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Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath (Gypsophila paniculata 'ESM Chispa') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath flowers

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath (Gypsophila paniculata 'ESM Chispa') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath in bloom

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

Absolutely covered in flowers all summer long, with improved habit, bloom time, and longevity; adds beautiful, fine texture to the garden; tends to be smaller in containers; a fast grower that sets a new standard for baby's breath; great for dried flowers

Ornamental Features

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath is smothered in stunning plumes of white flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath will grow to be about 26 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features