Gypsophila repens Filou Rose

Creeping Baby's Breath

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: GYFR

Long blooming pink Baby's Breath well-branched with dense blue-green foliage spreading to 2 feet across. Larger five-petaled, fragrant blooms resemble Cerastium but in a bright rose pink. Loads of flowers. Great spilling over the edges of walls or rocks.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 4-8"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers

Gypsophila General Information

One of the most widely-used cut flowers. Gysophila repens are good groundcovers for hot dry spots. Very hardy to cold, but does not tolerate humidity well. Creeping baby's breath likes well-drained, alkaline soil. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Gypsophila Plant Care

No special care needed. Dislikes being moved or divided once established. Likes a well-drained, alkaline soil. Clip plants lightly immediately after blooming to encourage re-bloom.