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Growing Baby's Breath

Botanical Name: Gypsophila elegans
Life Cycle: annual (there are also perennial varieties)
Planting Time: spring or summer
Height: dwarf varieties 12" to 18", full-sized 2' to 4'
Exposure: full sun to very light shade
Soil: rich, moist, very well drained soil; neutral to alkaline pH
Hardiness: n/a
Bloom Time: mid spring to fall frost
Flower: white and pink
Foliage: green
Propagation: seeds
Suggested Use: beds, borders, rock gardens, cut flowers and dried flowers
Growing Hints: Scatter seeds every two weeks until midsummer for a steady supply of beautiful blooms. Cut Baby's Breath when about half of flowers are open. The more you cut, the more blooms plants will make.
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Tall varieties may need to be staked and should be protected from wind. For best results, plant in groups and avoid acidic soil. Time from seed to bloom is approximately 8 to 12 weeks.
Interesting Facts: Baby's Breath also comes in low growing, creeping varieties.
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