What is Baby's Breath?
Baby's Breath are a tender and delicate annual flower. Growing Baby's Breath is very easy, and they are quick to bloom. It is a popular flower to accent bouquets, corsages and flower vases. It also makes a great filler for at-home gardens. These plants bear an abundance of white or pink flowers. The stems separate into many branches, giving it a light appearance, perfect for accenting. They are most often included in those dozen roses you give or receive, and are a "must have" for bridal bouquets.
Other Names: Chalk Plant
Plant Height: 1.5 to 2.5 feet
How to Start Growing
Baby's Breath are grown from tiny seeds. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden in the spring, or started indoors for a jump start on the year. Sow Baby's Breath seeds after the soil has begun to warm in the spring. Baby's Breath do not like frost. Do not transplant indoor starts, until after the last frost date for your area.
Space plants eight inches apart.
Days to Germination: 10 - 15
Flowers Blooms: Summer
How to Keep Your Gypsophilia Alive
Baby's Breath like full to partial sun. They prefer rich, light soils, and are not fond of clay. They also do not like dry conditions. Their rapid growth demands that they are watered during dry periods. If the soil is poor, we recommend planting your Baby's Breath in SelfEco Pots for extra nutrients to help the growing process.
Once your Baby's Breath germinates in 10 to 15 days, they will grow rapidly. For a continuous bloom, plant them in succession every two to three weeks.
Baby's Breath make great dried flowers! Hang upside down in a airy place, out of sunlight.
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