Specie: G. paniculata
Name in Latin: Caryophyllaceae
Name in English: Carnation or pink family
Origin: Eastern Europe
Growth Habit: abundantly branched perennial herb
Flower: Flowers are produced in white clusters
Blooming Period: Summer
Leaf: leaves are opposite, hairless, with a prominent mid vein and grow 2 to 10 cm long
popular in the florist trade to provide a background for more colourful flowers. od filler and can also be used as dried flower by treating with glycerin or just letting them dry naturally.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 5-10 days
Amount of water: drinks alot
Special handling: • Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution. Or, place into a bleach solution (about 20 drops [1/4 teaspoon] per quart of water) and then into the fresh flower food solution. • Desiccates (dries out) easily.
Mostly white but some light pink. Normally white cultivars can turn shades of pink due to cold growing temperatures prior to harvest • Gypsophila from the Greek words "gypos" (gypsum) and "philos" (loving), referring to the plant's preference for soils high in calcium. The specific epithet name paniculata refers to the type of flower form. • Single and double flower forms available. • 'Million Star' is a cultivar that has more compact flowers than the much more common 'Perfecta' and somewhat lesser known 'Bristol Fairy' cultivars.