Festival Star Baby's Breath

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Fine-textured white blooms, the Festival Star Baby's Breath (Gypsophila 'Festival Star'), provides continuous cut flowers all summer long! Adding lacy light texture and softness to garden beds and borders, breaking up coarse, large foliage plants with a graceful air!

Clouds of small white flowers float above densely branched plants from May through October! Festival Star is ane exceptionally hardy Baby's Breath that looks great in the landscape or in combination with annuals in baskets, mixed containers, or window boxes. The mounds of green foliage have loads of branching to add lacy texture to gardens, outdoor containers and vases indoors!

Festival Star is hardy in both heat and sun throughout a wide range of USDA growing zones. These airy blooms add snow-white frilly mist to gardens all summer! Iconic additions to add lacy finery to flower arrangements and bouquets, these easy-care perennials add the same look to your garden!

Planting and Application:

Small and compact, any garden becomes a cut flower garden! For the cost of a dozen roses, add this perennial bloom to Rose gardens and perennial borders for lovely bouquets of your own! The ice-white blooms provide a brilliant backdrop for other wildflower varieties, with a light and airy feel.

These butterfly magnets belong in pollinator beds, containers and planters, as well as balcony container gardens and planters. Baby's Breath is lovely as an eye-catching mass planting, wildflower garden, or used in container gardens. Not just lovely for fresh bouquets, these blooms can be dried and used in botanical arrangements for years of beauty!

  • Light & Airy Tiny Bright White Blooms
  • Fine-Textured Medium Green Foliage
  • Mounds of Dense, Full Compact Clouds
  • Beds & Borders, Containers & Planters
  • Fresh & Dried Bouquets

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Gypsophila does best in moderately moist, well-drained soil and full sun throughout USDA zones 5-11. Not particular on the type of soil, as long as it doesn't get soggy, provide moderate moisture during drought and add a layer of mulch to help hold in moisture. No need to deadhead, but prune mound in early spring.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderately Moist, Well-Drained Soil
  • Mulched Beds
  • Deadhead After Bloom & Prune Early Spring
  • Deer Resistant

Festival Star Baby's Breath is a gorgeous misty icy white cloud of tiny blooms that add lacy finery to indoor vases and outdoor pots & planters! Order now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Festival Star Baby's Breath Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-11
Growing Zones 5-11
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Gypsophila 'Festival Star'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 16 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring