Bristol Fairy Baby’s Breath

Gypsophila paniculata 'Bristol Fairy'

Primarily known as a cut flower, Gypsophila paniculata makes a great drought-tolerant garden perennial. Bristol Fairy Baby’s Breath sends up airy sprays of double white blossoms in mid to late summer.

I picked up 3 1-gallon specimens as part of a giant sun-perennial plant haul on a summer trip down to Oregon this year (2023). The dusty blue foliage is really what drew me to the plant, along with its spiky leaf texture (there were no blossoms when I purchased them). As of this writing, I’m running out of spots for sun plants, so these sat in their pots for a month before I decided to make room for them on the easement. I’m curious how they will perform, given their preference for alkaline soil, which I’m pretty sure we don’t have (I’ve been pretty lazy on the soil PH test even though I have the equipment).

Companion Plants for Bristol Fairy Baby’s Breath

Digitalis, Alcea, Delphinium, Lavetra, Leucanthemum, Monarda, Salvia

      Nursery Tag

      H: 3 feet W: 3 feet. Hardy to zone 4. Drought tolerant. Long blooming.

      Gardener's Log

      08/2023: Planted 3, 1 gallon pots on easement by incense cedar

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