Baby's Breath is one of the most popular wildflowers and it is easy to grow from flower seed. Baby's Breath has tiny, virtually insignificant flowers compared to other wildflowers, but without Baby's Breath other more showy flowers don't appear to their best advantage. Everything looks better with Baby's Breath around it! Gypsophila plants grow upright 12 - 24 inches tall and as wide.
It is quite drought tolerant. The Gypsophila flowers are single form, one half inch across, abundant and typically white but there are cultivars available in pink and rose. Its leaves are 3 inches long, lance shaped and fleshy. Unfortunately, it is a very short-lived annual dying after only 5 - 6 weeks. Successively planting the flower seed every 2 - 3 weeks should ensure never being without it during the growing season.
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 3 - 10 Height: 12 - 24 inches Bloom Season: Summer Bloom Color: White Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Well drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8 Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 70F Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/16 inch Sowing Rate: 3 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 7 pounds per acre Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination Plant Spacing: 10 inches