Gypsophila

A cloud of tiny flowers

The fluffy white dots of Gypsophila look beautiful on their own, and their lightness and volume will raise any flower arrangement to the next level.

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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.

Symbolism

Gypsophila symbolises happiness with its spray of tiny flowers in white or pale rose, filled with light and air.

Origin

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.