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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Gypsophila L.
Baby’s breath, gyp
Caryophyllaceae

About 80-125 species in Eurasia, especially in the Mediterranean region. There are about 60 species in the checklist of the FSU flora. G. paniculata L. is the well-known garden species. Some others can be recommended.

G. bicolor (Freyn et Sint.) Grossh.

Caucasus (eastern and southern Transcaucasus), Central Asia (Karakum, Kyzylkum, mountains of Turkmenia), Iran and northern Anatolia. In dry steppe, on sandy slopes, in light forests and old fields.

Taproot deep. Plant 50-100 cm. Stems very much branched from the base, crown hemispherical. Leaves blue-green, linear-lanceolate, 4-6 cm x 0.5-1.5 cm. Flowers small, white, very numerous. V - mid spring to late autumn. Fl -in the wild May. Fr - July. Heat-resistant and drought-resistant plant. P - by seed. Can grow for a long period without watering. Requires a sunny position, and well-drained soil. Z 6 (5).

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