• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Gypsophila 'Rosenschleier' (d)

Baby's breath 'Rosenschleier'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Baby's breath 'Rosenschleier'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Baby's breath 'Rosenschleier'

  • Synonyms Gypsophila paniculata 'Rosy Veil'
    Gypsophila VEIL OF ROSES

    Gypsophila 'Rosy Veil'
    Gypsophila 'Veil of Roses'

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  • Genus Gypsophila can be annuals or perennials, sometimes evergreen, with narrow, greyish leaves and large sprays of small flowers

  • Family Caryophyllaceae / Caryophyllaceae

  • Species 'Rosenschleier' is a compact semi-evergreen perennial to 30cm in height, making a low mound of slender stems with narrow, grey-green leaves and large, open panicles of pale pink double flowers 1cm in width

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a deep, light, preferably alkaline, very well-drained soil in full sun; can tolerate moist soil

Propagation 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 Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases May be affected by a stem rot

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