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Manchurian Baby’s Breath
Gypsophila oldhamiana
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9)
(Yin-chai-hu) Decorated by thousands of tiny white flowers that become more numerous as the plant matures. Similar to the standard variety commonly found integrated into flower bouquets with red roses. Can be hung upside down and dried for use in dried flower arrangements. Areal parts were traditionally used to treat lung diseases, typhoid, jaundice, rheumatism and fever. Used in Chinese medicine to treat cases of yin deficiency. Recently studied for its a-glucosidase inhibitory activity which delays the absorption of glucose after meals, which shows potential for diabetes. Thrives in full sun in well drained soil. Make sure it has room to spread out. Height 3 feet.
P1235-500 Plants $4.75/ea, $11.40/3 plants, $36.00/12 plants
Currency: United States Dollar

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