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Gypsophila paniculata

An old-fashioned favorite

Baby's breath adds a soft, ethereal effect to the perennial border. Growing to about 3' in height, it is a very graceful plant. Hundreds of tiny white flowers cover baby's breath throughout the summer. It makes a good filler in the garden. 

Gypsophila paniculata
Baby's breath
Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
Type: Perennial

Mature Size:
2-3 feet

Shape:
mounded
  Flower Color:
white
  Bloom Season:
July-August
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
3-7
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
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