Gypsophila paniculata - Gypsophile paniculée
- Plein soleil
- Sol sec à moyen. Tolère la sécheresse.
- Tous sols. Nécessite un sol drainant.
- Sol acide ou calcaire
- Zone 4
- Habitat originel
- Dry sandy and stony places, in steppe where it grows with large tufted species of Stipa grasses, north to latitude 57°n.
- Origine géographique
- Europe. An occasional garden escape in Britain.
- Although no mention has been seen for this species, at least one member of this genus has a root that is rich in saponins .
- Although toxic, these substances are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm .
- They are also broken down by heat so a long slow baking can destroy them .
- Saponins are found in many plants, including several that are often used for food, such as certain beans .
- It is advisable not to eat large quantities of food that contain saponins .
- Les saponines sont beaucoup plus toxique pour certains animaux, comme les poissons; des tribus de pêcheurs en ont traditionnellement mis de grandes quantitié dans les rivières et les lacs pour droguer ou tuer les poissons [K].
- Purgative .
- The root contains triterpenoid saponins and these have spermicidal activity .
- Requires a sunny position and a well-drained dryish soil [1, 187].
- Plants are not long-lived in wet or heavy soils .
- A lime tolerant plant, it prefers a limey soil according to another report .
- Plants are intolerant of winter damp but tolerate drought once established .
- A very ornamental plant, it is hardy to about -20c .
- Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in spring .
- When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and, if growth is sufficient, plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer .
- If the plants are too small to plant out, grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and then plant them out in late spring or early summer .
- Division au printemps ou à l'automne .
- Les plus grandes divisions peuvent être replantées directement à leur place définitive, il vaut mieux mettre en pot les plus petites divisions et les cultiver sous chassis jusqu'à ce que les racines se soient développées .
- Plantez les au printemps .
- Basal cuttings before the plant flowers .
- Harvest the shoots when they are about 10cm long with plenty of underground stem .
- Rempotez les dans des pots individuels et gardez les sous une ombre légère sous chassis ou sous serre jusqu'à ce que les racines se soient bien développées .
- Replantez les en été .
- Root cuttings .
- En fleur
- 7 - 8
- Type de fleur
- Hermaphrodite (les fleurs ont des organes mâles et femelles)
- Autres réferences
- [50, 200]
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaces in 1992 by a new dictionary (see ).
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
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Photographs of over 3,000 species and cultivars of ornamental plants together with brief cultivation notes, details of habitat etc.
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Details of over 1,200 medicinal plants of China and brief details of their uses. Often includes an analysis, or at least a list of constituents. Heavy going if you are not into the subject.