With a light and elegant appearance, baby's breath is a beautiful bedding plant that can fill your garden area with tiny clouds of white showy flowers. Most popularly used as a cutting plant, baby's breath is a dense flowering border and bedding plant covered with tiny, loosely-scattered, white flowers. This annual plant will bloom during the summer.
Baby's breath is best grown in full sun, although it will get by with as little as 4 hours of direct sun. In full sun, baby's breath is easy to grow and is drought tolerant as well. It prefers rich, well drained or sandy soil conditions. Plant baby's breath in early spring. Plant at the same depth that the plant was growing in its container. Because baby's breath is susceptible to stem rot, be sure to grade the soil away from the plant to help prevent water collecting and damaging the plants.
Germination: Barely cover seeds with fine grit after danger of frost has passed. Plant every 2 weeks to maintain a steady supply of flowers. Seeds emerge in 7-14 days.
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