Getting to Grips with Gypsophila

Get to Grips with Gyp

Time: 16 minutes, 50 seconds Season: All Year Round

In this discussion and demonstration, our tutor provides an insight into the ever-popular whimsical wedding flower, Gypsophila (otherwise known as Baby’s Breath). The tutor will provide you with an insight into the simple steps involved in creating a hand tied bouquet (including stem quantities), a pew end or jam jar for tables and a garland that can be placed on a table or hung!

So, what is Gypsophila? Gypsophila, gyp and also known as baby’s breath is incredibly popular in the flower industry.  A single stem of Gypsophila consists of a complex of branches filled with dozens of tiny white florets. Most commonly found in white; you can also source in natural pink or dyed colours. Gypsophila comes from the Greek for “gypsum-loving” in reference to the plants favoring high calcium soils. There are many types of Gypsophila available on the flower markets, small headed such as Million Stars, to large headed varieties such as Xlence or Snowball. This simply refers to the size of the head. 

Gypsophila is versatile, long lasting and can be used in a multitude of different flower arrangements on its own or combined with other flowers. 

To purchase Gypsophila or other flowers, visit the wholesale website here.

Thank you for watching the demonstration today. I hope you have gained an insight into the versatility of this ever-popular flower, Gypsophila and found it useful! If you have any questions about the flower, please do not hesitate to comment in the section below and share your designs using this flower in the Facebook group. Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you in the next tutorial.

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