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How to Grow Gypsophilia


You may know Gypsophilia better as "Baby's Breath". We will use them interchangeably in this article.

Baby's Breath are the delicate, white flowers commonly used as accents in corsages, bridal bouquets, wedding flowers, amidst a dozen roses, and in many, many other flower arrangements. In the garden, Gypsophilia are a tender and delicate annual. Gardeners like them, because they are easy to grow, and quick to bloom.

Plants grow 1 1/2 to 2 feet, bearing a profusion of white or pink flowers.

Plant Propagation:

Baby's Breath plants are grown from seeds. Direct seed them into your flower garden, after the soil has begun to warm in the spring.

They can also be started indoors in seed trays 2-4 weeks before the last frost in your area.

Baby's Breath do not like frost, so if started indoors, transplant them outdoors after the last frost date.

How to Grow Gypsophilia:

Grow Baby's Breath in full sun. They grow best in rich, light soil.

Space plants eight inches apart.

Gypsophila needs moist soil to thrive. Water regularly, especially during dry periods.

Add a general purpose fertilizer before planting, if the soil is poor. Apply additional fertilizers once a month throughout the growing period.

Insect and Disease:

Insect and disease problems are infrequent. Treat with insecticides and fungicides as needed.

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