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Baby's Breath Seeds

Gypsopohila elegans
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Baby's Breath produces tiny star-shaped flowers on multi-branched stems. This delightful variety is one of the most popular dried flowers among home gardeners.


  • SKU: 142151
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Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
10 to 15 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Growing height
Growing Height:
75 cm (30")
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  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Gypsopohila elegans
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.35
  • Approximate Seed Count: 300-325
  • Characteristics: dried flowers | cutting flower
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Color: White
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: June to Frost
  • Disease Resistance: deer resistant
  • Tolerance: drought tolerant
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    Growing Instructions:

    Baby's Breath seeds can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 21°C (70°F) for seeds to germinate Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 3 mm (1/8") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

    • Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.
  • Planting Depth: 3 mm (1/8")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Annual Gypsophila elegans should not be confused with perennial Gypsophila paniculata which is noxious in Canada. Annual Gypsophila elegans

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