The genus name Gypsophila is derived from Greek gupsos, chalk and Greek philos, loving, in reference to this species' good growth performance in alkaline, high calcium soils. Annual and perennial herbs with spectacular inflerescences, widely used in floral creations.
Latin name: Gypsophila aretioides
Plant gypsophillas in calcareous, well-drained spils, in fill sun.
Plant in groups and arrangements.
Propagate annuals by seeds sown rightly after their collection, without covering them.
Cultivars are propagated by non-flowering stem cuttings in summer.
Ground-covering, evergreen, herbaceous plant, with green leaves and fuchsia-coloured flowers in summer.