Gypsophila/Baby's Breath, 'Covent Garden'


(Gypsophila elegans) Baby’s breath needs no introduction. Easy to grow, elegant sprays of delicate white flowers on fine stems add a classic, weightless airiness to bouquets. A good choice to succession plant throughout the season, it is very quick from seed/transplant to bloom. 18-24" tall.
50-60 days. UO

Packet: 100 seeds

Product Code: GYP-CG-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info

SOWING:

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant after last frost.

Direct seed after last frost.

Note: May direct seed every 2-3 weeks for continuous blooms. Gentle while transplanting! 

PLANTING DEPTH:

1/8"

SPACING:

8" in rows 12-15" apart.

EMERGENCE:

6-14 days @ soil temp 70F

LIGHT:

Full sun to part shade

FERTILITY:

Poor to Average. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil that is lower in fertility. Slight stems will fall (especially in rain) if growth is too fast!

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

While not absolutely necessary, you may provide support to keep them upright and tidy. Grown in blocks they tend to support one another unless it rains often.

Cut when 1/3-1/2 of flowers are open and expect a vase life of one week. May sear ends, or place in very hot water and allow to cool, if stems are drooping.