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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
baby's breath 'Bristol Fairy'
Gypsophila can be annuals or perennials, sometimes evergreen, with narrow, greyish leaves and large sprays of small flowers
'Bristol Fairy' is an herbaceous perennial to 1.2m in height, making a broad mound of slender stems with narrow, grey-green leaves and large, open panicles of pure white double flowers 12mm in width in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a deep, light, preferably alkaline, very well-drained soil in full sun; dislikes winter wet
Propagate by the specialised root grafting in late winter. Here scions of stem are grafted onto sections of root.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by a stem rot
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