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Russian Ornamental | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Gypsophila

Gypsophila bicolor (Freyn et Sint.) Grossh.

Taproot deep. Plant 50-100 cm. Stems very much branched from the base, crown hemispherical. Leaves blue-green, linear-lanceolate, 4-6 cm x 0.5-1.5 cm. Flowers small, white, very numerous. V - mid spring to late autumn. Fl -in the wild May. Fr - July. Heat-resistant and drought-resistant plant. P - by seed. Can grow for a long period without watering. Requires a sunny position, and well-drained soil. Z 6 (5).

Caucasus (eastern and southern Transcaucasus), Central Asia (Karakum, Kyzylkum, mountains of Turkmenia), Iran and northern Anatolia. In dry steppe, on sandy slopes, in light forests and old fields.


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