Gypsophila or Baby"s Breath is widely grown around the world as a cut flower. Gypsophila Paniculata is the most widely grown and there are many cultivars commercially produced. It takes its name from 2 Greek words gypsos (gypsum) and philios (loving) as many varieties seek out gypsum rich soils. As well as being loved by florists stems also contains saponins which means that the chemical compounds could be used to make soaps or detergents. Care should be taken as the dried flowers just like the fresh can be poisonous to cats and dogs. These naturally white flowers are tiny, delicate and subtle and the stem length is 60-70 cm.