Loose open mats of semi-evergreen foliage. The leaves are small and the flowers are open panicles of trumpet-shaped white flowers with reddish-purple colored veins. When blooming the plants have white colored, clouds of flowers just above the foliage. As the flowers age they develop a pinkish cast to them. Plants grow 2 inches tall and make a nice ground cover in the rock garden or as filler in amongst large stones or paving stones. The clumps grow 6 or 7 inches wide and bloom from late spring to mid summer.
Gypsophila cerastioides is native to the Himalayan Mountains. Lightly cover seeds with soil medium and use F. 55-65, with germination spread out over a number of weeks.