How to plant Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina' - your free seeds from the September issue

On the cover of the September issue you'll find a packet of Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina'*. Here we explain how to plant your free seeds.  


Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina'

Unusual cultivar of popular hardy annual with crimson-red flowers in delicate blooms that smother the plant to create an airy cushion of flowers. Makes a perfect filler for summer bouquets and mixed borders.






SOW March to June and August to October
FLOWERS June to October

Sow outdoors, March to June and August to October in final flowering position. Sow thinly in rows 25cm apart or in a noughts and crosses grid. Cover lightly with fine soil, firm gently and keep moist. Make two or three sowings for successive flowering. When large enough thin to 25cm apart. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Late season sowings will flower earlier the following year.

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*Seed packets only available on UK copies. 



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