A picture of a Mouse-Ear Gypsophila

Mouse-Ear Gypsophila

Acanthophyllum cerastiodes

Also known as

Baby's Breath

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

30cm

5cm

Min

20cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Mouse-Ear Gypsophila

A close up of Mouse-ear gypsophila in a rockery garden
A close up of a flower garden

Mouse-Ear Gypsophila Overview

This dwarf, semi-evergreen perennial forms a mound of hairy grey green leaves. In late spring and early summer it produces pink flushed small white flowers. This species was recently reclassified from the genus Gypsophila to Acanthophyllum.

How to harvest Mouse-Ear Gypsophila

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Mouse-Ear Gypsophila

Cuttings

Take root cuttings in summer.

Special features of Mouse-Ear Gypsophila

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Mouse-Ear Gypsophila

This spreading plant suits being used as ground cover in rock and gravel gardens as well as in containers or the beds of informal cottage gardens.