Colours and shapes
For years, Gypsophila has been one of the UK's most popular cut flowers. The branches are mainly used to add depth and volume to a bouquet, but they are also charming when displayed as a dried flower arrangement. Gypsophila has tiny pink and white flowers that are a modest 3.5 – 6mm in size.
Gypsophila symbolises happiness with its spray of tiny flowers in white or pale rose, filled with light and air.
The songlike name Gypsophila comes from the Greek word ‘gypsos', meaning gypsum (calcium sulphate) and ‘philos’, meaning friend. It poetically indicates the flower's preference for calcium-rich soil. Gypsophila is a distant relation of the carnation.