Baby's Breath White - 3500 seeds (Gypsophila elegans)

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Gypsophila (Gypsophila Elegans) - No plant is easier or quicker to grow for masses of delightful blooms than this annual Baby's Breath plant. In just 6 - 8 weeks from sowing Baby's Breath seeds, you'll begin enjoying the large flowered, pure-white blooms, which are set at the tips of rather stiff, very well-branched stems. Invaluable for bouquets and arrangements both fresh and dried, they are also a fine source of airy, misty colour in the garden--particularly effective with large, brightly coloured blooms or with vertical ornamental grasses. If you want a steady supply of Baby's Breath flowers from spring to fall, just sow the Gypsophila seeds directly in the garden every 2 - 3 weeks as soon as the soil can be worked in spring. It is quite drought tolerant.

Gypsophila seeds needs to be planted in soil with near neutral pH levels. It prefers well-draining soil with ample organic matter. If water should pool around it for any given time it is apt to develop a black slime around the lower stems called stem rot. This makes the plant wilt. But stem rot is easily avoided by placing the Gypsophila plant in raised beds, in pots or simply plant Baby's Breath flower seeds on a small mound of soil if your soil tends to be wet. Baby's Breath prefers to grow in full sun although it does quite well in as little as 4 hours of full sun.

To sow Gypsophila seeds directly outdoors, wait until temperatures have warmed and prepare the soil, sow the flower seeds and lightly rake the soil over the flower seeds barely covering them. Keep Baby's Breath seeds constantly moist, and germination should occur in 10 - 20 days. Repeat sowing the flower seeds every 2 - 3 weeks for successive blooming all growing season.  


Sow months: February-April

Season: Annual  

Height: 10-20 Inches

Bloom Season:  June-October

Environment: Full Sun

Soil Type:   Chalk, Sand, Loam

Germination Time: 10 - 20 days

Temperature: 70F

Seeds Watering: Wetting only the soil

Plant watering: watering once per week 

Depth: press into the soil  1/16 inches deep

Plant Spacing: 10 Inches

Ideal for: Cut Flowers

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Ideal for
Cut flowers
Full sun
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