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Baby's Breath - Covent Garden

Baby’s Breath is related to the carnation. It works excellent as a cut flower, but this variety does not work well as a dried flower. This flower is easy to grow and will be one of the first to bloom in the spring. Its origins are native to the Ukraine and it can be both an annual and perennial flower. Annual Baby’s Breath has larger blooms than the perennial variety. This flower needs well-drained soil and full or partial sun to grow. It has a short bloom season, so in order to get continuous blooms plant seeds every couple of weeks. Baby’s Breath can be started indoors, but as with many others will do better if planted directly outdoors. This flower can grow in many types of soil and may do better if crowded. This species also comes in varieties of red and pink.


Product Details:

  • Product Name: Baby's Breath - Covent Garden
  • Latin Name: Gypsophila elegans
  • Type: Flower
  • Color: white
  • Cycle: Annual
  • Origin: Introduced
  • Height: 12-24"
  • Germination Time: 10-20 Days
  • Bloom Season: Spring-Summer
  • Seeds Per Pound: 174,000
  • Seeding Rate (lbs./acre): 10

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*Planting and Bloom Season. Please remember that Planting and Bloom seasons will differ for each variety depending on the location and climate conditions where they are being planted. Please refer to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map provided in our FAQ section for specifics on how to determine the best time of year to plant for your specific situation. The information provided below is based on experienced agricultural practices throughout the Willamette Valley of Oregon and is applicable to Zones 7-10 only.