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Common names: Baby's Breath
Color : White
General Comments: - The long-standing staple white filler of the floral industry.
- Better know to the consumer as "Baby's Breath".
- Perfecta has largely been replaced (2010) by New Love and Mirabella by most growers.
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  • Gypsophila is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family. Close cut- flower relatives include Dianthus (carnations, spray carnations, sweet Williams) and Saponaria (soapwort).
  • The introduction of Millionstar has revolutionized the gypsophilia market . It's higher price largely reflects the cost of royalties which growers must pay to the Israeli breeder.
  •  Other improved varieties such as "New Love" are just starting to be introduced in the marketplace.
  • Mirabella is another new perfecta type variety.
  • Very few growers produce the old Perfecta variety anymore.
  • TIP : If you recieve a tighter than usual cut Gyp at, let's say Valentines Day, cut and hydrate in very warm water and floral preservative covered in plastic ( to retain warmth and humidity) out of the cooler and it will usually open well in 24 hours.

Grading Information

  • Million Stars
  • - Premium Grade 7 TO 9 stems- 280 grams - 70 cm minimum
  • - Extra Grade 10 stems - 280 grams - 70 cm minimum.
  • - Select Grade 15 stems - 280 grams - 65 cm minimum
  • - Bouquet Grade 20 stems - 280 grams - 55 cm minimum
  •  Mirabella
  • - Premium Grade 7 to 9 stems - 320 grams - 75 cm minimum
  • - Extra Grade 10 stems - 320grams - 70 cm minimum.
  • - Select Grade 15 stems - 320grams - 65 cm minimum
  • - Bouquet Grade 20 stems - 320 grams - 55 cm minimum
  • New Love
  • - Premium Grade 5 to 9 stems - 280 grams - 70 cm minimum.
  • - Extra Grade 10 stems - 280 grams - 65 cm minimum.
  • - Select Grade 15 stems - 280 grams - 60 cm minimum
  • - Bouquet Grade 18 to 20 stems - 280 grams - 50 cm minimum

Grower and Breeder Information

  • Leading Breeders ( 2010) : Danziger ( Million Star, New Love), Esmeralda ( Fun Time, Double Time, Overtime)
  • All gypsophilia must be post harvest treated with STS to prolong vase life.
  • All Gypsophilia should be sleeved with perforated plastic sleeves.
  • Gyp must be shipped cold and dry, any exposure to heat or high humidity will cause brown blooms.
  • Bunches must be free of brown blooms.
  • Boxes destined for export must be clearly identified with quantity, variety and grade.
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