Gypsophila, commonly known as Baby's Breath, or simply, Gyp, is characterized by a plethora of white, petite flowers on each stem. The abundance of tiny white flowers make Gypsophila paniculata a popular choice for floral design, as its soft look provides a soft backdrop for larger, more structured blooms.
ORIGIN: Gysophila is native to the Steppes of Central and Eastern Europe and is a member of the carnation family, Caryophyllaceae. Its name translates from Greek to mean "chalk-loving", which is a reference to the dry, sandy, calcareous soil in which some species grow.
CARE & HANDLING: Gysophila will keep fresh for at least two weeks with proper care. First, remove all foliage that will touch or sit below the water. With a sharp knife or scissors, trim the stems at an angle about 1 inch from the bottom, and place in a clean container filled with room-temperature water. Keep away from direct sunlight and hot or cold drafts; also, re-trim stems and rinse and refill the vase every few days for best flower performance.