How to Grow Gypsophilia - Baby's Breath
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Gypsophila elegans

Baby's Breath are a tender and delicate annual. Baby's Breath are very easy to grow, and quick to bloom. A popular flower to accent bouquets, corsages and flower vases, Baby's Breath is a popular flower in the home garden too.

Plants grow 1 1/2 to 2 feet, bearing a profusion 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 for bridal bouquets.


Baby's Breath are grown from tiny seeds. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden 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, so if started indoors, transplant them outdoors after the last frost date.

Space plants eight inches apart.

How to Grow Gypsophilia:

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. Add a general purpose fertilizer before planting if the soil is poor.

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.

Insect and Disease:

Insect and disease problems are not too common. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.

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