This Baby’s Breath variety called Gypsophila Xlence
This variety of Gypsophila; baby’s breath offers superior vase life, strong stems and laterals; masses of large and bright-white blooms that are easy to use in floristry. Gypsophila xlence at wholesale prices perfect for any wedding or special occasion, has a great quality and vase life, extremely popular among wedding arrangements and floral decorators.
Gypsophila Xlence 750
- Length (cm): 80
- Units per box: 12
- Stems per bunch: 25
- Weight (g): 30
- Colour: white
Gypsophila Xlence – The Best in Gypsophila
- For maximum vase life, purchase Gypsophila when about one-third to one-half of the florets are open.
- Check bunches for brown, shriveled and dried-out blooms as well as signs of wilt/water stress.
FAMILY TREE Gypsophila is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family. Close cut flower relatives include Dianthus (carnations, sweet Williams) and Saponaria (soapwort).
HOME SWEET HOME Gypsophila is indigenous to the region from Eastern Europe to Central Asia, particularly eastern Turkey and northern Iran.
WHAT’S IN A NAME The genus name Gypsophila is from the Greek gypsos (gypsum) and philos (loving), in reference to this flower’s preference for soils high in calcium (lime). The species name paniculata refers to the blooms occurring in panicles (branching clusters).
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES Saponins in the plants’ roots are frequently used as an ingredient in expectorants and spermicides; however, that same substance can cause asthmatic or dermatological reactions in some people, so be careful when handling Gypsophila. Use latex gloves, if needed.
HANGING IN THERE Gypsophila can be used as a dried flower. It can be air dried by hanging it upside down, or it can be preserved in a glycerin/water mixture.
TANGLED MESS Gypsophila stems become entwined easily and can be damaged if not separated carefully. To untangle stems, hold them upside down, and gently shake them up and down to loosen and separate.