Gypsophila - Elegans Improved Mixed
This is a graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers in a mixture of shell-pink, rose, carmine and white shades, splendid for cut flowers. It can also be grown as flowering pot plants, in drifts or planted to cascade down steep banks or dry walls, and it flowers early in the summer. Height 45cm.
Sow early spring outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 3mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Germination usually takes approximately 21 days. An autumn sowing can be made for overwintering to produce earlier flowers and they can also be autumn sown and grown on in pots in a well ventilated cold greenhouse to produce spring flowering pot plants. When large enough to handle thin out to 3cm apart. They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most sites and soils.