Small, 1/2- 3/4", white flowers make an airy cut-flower filler for bouquets. Multi stems per plant allow for cut and come again harvest or succession plant for continuous harvest through the summer. Harvest when 70-90% of the flowers in a spray are open. Also known as baby's breath, Gypsophila, "gyp", and showy baby's-breath. Ht. 18-24". Avg. 22,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
Latin Name: Gypsophila elegans
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C).
SOWING: Sow ever 2 weeks to ensure a continuous supply of blooms throughout the summer. Direct seed (recommended): After last frost sow 1/8" deep and barely cover. Transplant: Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Relatively poor soil. Rich soil causes vigorous growth which is easily beaten down by rain.
PLANT HEIGHT: 18-24".
PLANT SPACING: 8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when 70-90% of the flowers in a spray are open.