The Main Plant entry for Baby's Breaths (Gypsophila elegans)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Plant Spread: 12 inches (30cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thinly
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting


Photo gallery:
Location: CaliforniaDate: July 2021
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Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2018-03-03
By carolem
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Credit: Hyougushi / Hideyuki Kamon
By SongofJoy
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On May 28, 2015 Bloomed
KelliW On February 22, 2019 Seeds sown
#41, pink gysophila elegans, winter sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Weed ID, Please by DogsNDaylilies Sep 11, 2017 1:36 PM 11
Annuals 2017 by islander Oct 26, 2017 2:26 PM 41
Baby's Breath (Gypsophila elegans) by Catmint20906 Jun 3, 2015 6:58 PM 10
Baby's Breath (Gypsophila elegans) by Catmint20906 Jun 26, 2015 6:50 AM 3

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