NARGS Plant of the Month

Gypsophila repens

Description and General Information:

Gypsophila repens, commonly called creeping baby's-breath, is native to mountainous limestone areas of central and southern Europe. The plant forms a trailing mat, up to 15 cm tall and 30-45 cm across. The small, narrow leaves are paired and glaucous, tinted grey-green or blue-green.  From May in the south to July in the north, it produces sprays of tiny star-like white to pink ('Rosea') flowers.

Gypsophila repens in the wild of the Swiss Alps


This plant is among the easiest and most accommodating...