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Summer Sparkles® Baby's Breath

Densely branched and covered with flowers

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 20 - 28 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Late spring to midsummer
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Summer Sparkles® Baby's Breath

Description
Beloved baby's breath just got better. More compact than other varieties, Summer Sparkles is very uniform, densely branched and covered in slightly fragrant flowers. Its compact form makes it a good choice for the middle of the flower border as well as containers. Its broad habit makes Summer Sparkles Baby's Breath the perfect cover up for dying bulb foliage or for early-blooming perennials, such as poppies or bleeding hearts, that go dormant during the summer months. Baby's Breath also looks lovely in fresh and dried floral arrangements. 3" pot. Gypsophila 'Summer Sparkles' PP19318

Perennial•Z3-9 •H20-28"x W30-40" •Late Spring to Midsummer •Sun

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameGypsophila 'Summer Sparkles®' Pat. #19,318
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread30 - 40 inches
  • Spacing30 - 40 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateLate spring to midsummer
  • Winter CareApply a winter mulch in northern areas, where plants may heave from the ground due to alternating freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove the mulch in early spring, before new growth emerges. Does not like excessive winter moisture.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower FormVery small, semi-double white flowers.
  • Foliage TypeSmall, grey-green linear or lance-shaped leaves.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, average garden soil.
  • PruningDeadhead after the first bloom to encourage reblooming. After first flush of flowers.
  • Additional InformationDoes not like an area with excessive winter moisture.
  • Unique CharactersticsPerennial Resource: Baby's Breath has come a long way over the years, with breeders improving their habit, bloom time, and longevity in the garden. SUMMER SPARKLES® sets a new standard in taller Gypsophilas. Unlike most which are quite open in habit and go dormant in late summer, this new variety has a much more compact, refined looking form and looks great in the garden all season. It forms a uniform, very densely branched, rounded clump of grey-green foliage that becomes completely covered in flowers from late spring through midsummer. The white flowers are small, semi-double, and slightly fragrant. They are borne prolifically on all sides of the plant. Deadheading the first round of flowers will encourage the plant to rebloom. SUMMER SPARKLES® fits well into the middle of the flower border and also looks great in containers where it typically stays shorter. Baby's Breath has long been valued as a filler plant in perennial border gardens and also as a long-lasting cut flower. Its broad habit makes this plant the perfect cover up for dying bulb foliage or for perennials, such as poppies or bleeding hearts, that go dormant in summer. Baby's Breath also makes an excellent dried flower.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit20 - 28 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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