Summer Sparkles Babys Breath
Fall Planting: This product will ship September-October according to your hardiness zone.
Gypsophila paniculata. Compact, dense, uniform mound of grey-green foliage that explodes with tons of white flowers. A fresh cut bouquet is not complete until you add some Summer Sparkles. Height 23-27". No.1 root. Cannot be shipped into Alberta.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 22.45 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 20.40 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 19.30 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 18.20 / pkg|
Fall Roots Upon Arrival:
It is very important to plant these dormant perennials as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is absolutely necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the cartons and any plastic that is around the roots. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Thereafter store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any packaged, peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes. Most Bulbs, Perennials and many other garden plants require 'well-drained' soil in order to thrive. Areas that often have 'sitting' water or constantly soggy soil can quickly cause roots to rot and deteriorate, especially over winter.
General Planting Info:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Plant your Gypsophila in a sunny location in average to rich, well-drained soil. Add compost or peat humus to enrich and loosen the soil if needed, but they are very adaptable to almost any soil conditions. Remember to keep the soil light and airy for perennials, so cover them with loose soil and don't pack it in after planting.
Plant with the top of the crown where the new growth points originate about 1/2 to 1" below soil level. None of the roots or crown should be showing after planting, so some sprouts can be deeper than others which is fine. Spacing 24 to 36" apart, although planting them closer to some plants will help to create a nice floral display in the perennial garden. Mulch lightly after planting.