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Commonly known as Baby's breath
Genus of over 100 species of annuals and herbaceous, semi-evergreen or evergreen perennials.
They are found in alpine habitats, dry, stony slopes, or sandy steppes, usually on alkaline soils.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - semi evergreen and evergreen perennials.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for the small flowers produced in spreading panicles. Larger species provide cut flowers.
Pests & Diseases - stem rot occasionally
Place of origin - eastern Mediterranean to the Caucasus, central Asia, northwestern China.
Soil Conditions - Neutral to alkaline soil - very well drained, light soil. Will not tolerate wet winter conditions.
Wildlife - Bee friendly
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video