There are several miniature versions for growing in the rockery. Clouds of small white or pinkare produced in summer, scaled-down versions of the popular herbaceous border Gypsophila. The most popular rockery species (G. repens) is also the best, and is ideal for trailing over rocks ordownawall.lt is a lime-loving plant but alkaline soil is not essential.
VARIETIES: The basic details of G. Repens (G.prostrata) are height 6 in., spread 2 ft.
Flowering period: June-August. The carpet ofclothed in grey- or blue-tinged foliage spreads over quite a large area. It is usual to grow a named variety – ‘Fratensis’ (pink), ‘Letchworth ’ (pink) or ‘Monstrosa’ (white). Other species are less satisfactory, but you can try G. cerastioides (height 3 in., spread 1 ft) or the cushion-forming G. arietioides (height 2 in., spread 6 in.) if you want something unusual.
SITE AND SOIL: Requires well-drained soil and full sun.
PROPAGATION: Plant non-floweringin a cold frame in early summer.