Baby's Breath, Annual, Covenant Garden (Gypsophila elegans) - 500 Seeds
This is the annual form of Baby's Breath. The blooms are larger and more open than the perennial form used by florists. It is frequently found in wildflower mixtures and has moderate drought tolerance. Excessive rain can cause baby’s breath to develop root rot problems. Plants will grow quickly from seed, just lightly covered with soil, and can tolerate a light frost. It is a very short-lived annual dying after only 5 - 6 weeks but can be planted every 3-4 weeks until July to insure continuous blooming.
•American grown seeds
•USDA zones: 1-12
Sow every 2 weeks to ensure a continuous supply of blooms throughout the summer. Direct sowing is recommended. After the last frost, sow 1/8" deep and barely cover. If transplanting, 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. Prefers relatively poor soil and full sun. Too rich of soil will promote overgrowth and blooms can be beaten down by rain.
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