Gypsophila repens 'Alba' Creeping Baby's Breath



Gypsophilia repens 'Alba' is an exceptionally short variety of the long-time favorite, baby's breath. Masses of small white flowers appear from late spring to midsummer along its trailing foliage, attracting butterflies. Its dwarf size and long bloom time make it an exceptional choice for containers, rock gardens, and in-between stepping stones.

While Gypsophilia repens 'Alba' baby's breath isn't very difficult to grow, it must be grown in well-draining soil. It is tolerant of coastal conditions and drought once established, and is resistant to deer.


  • Common Names: Baby's Breath
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 4-8
  • Width at Maturity: 15
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: May-July
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

Must be grown in well-draining soil. Protect from slugs and snails.

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