How to Grow Gypsophilia - Baby's Breath
Baby's Breath are a tender and delicate annual flower. Growing Baby's Breath
is very easy, and they are quick to bloom. A popular flower to accent bouquets,
corsages and flower vases, Baby's Breath is a popular flower in the home
Plants grow 1 1/2 to 2 feet, bearing a profusion of white or pink flowers.
The stems separate into many branches, giving it a light appearance, perfect
for accenting. They are most often included in those dozen roses you give
or receive, and are a must for bridal bouquets.
Other Names: It is also called Chalk Plant
Baby's Breath are grown from tiny seeds. They can be directly seeded into
your flower garden or started indoors for a jump start on the year. Sow Baby's
Breath seeds after the soil has begun to warm in the spring. Baby's Breath
do not like frost, so if started indoors, transplant them outdoors after
the last frost date.
Space plants eight inches apart.
How to Grow Gypsophilia:
Baby's Breath like full to partial sun. They prefer rich, light soils, and
are not fond of clay. They also do not like dry conditions. Their rapid growth
demands that they are watered during dry periods. Add a general purpose
fertilizer before planting if the soil is poor.
Once your Baby's Breath germinates in 10 to 15 days, they will grow rapidly.
For a continuous bloom, plant them in succession every two to three weeks.
Insect and Disease:
Insect and disease problems are not too common. If insect or disease problems
occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
to Grow Baby's Breath Plants
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