Gypsophila muralis (Caryophyllaceae)
A hardy annual able to withstand periods of short term drought. Native to Europe, it has naturalized throughout the eastern United States. Flowers are white, forming dense delicate clusters. Prefers full sun in welldrained soils. Baby's Breath cannot tolerate an acid soil. Sow in early spring, seedlings are not winter hardy. Baby's Breath provides many strategic applications within the garden.
Miscellaneous: Cut the flowers for arrangements when half the blooms are open to extend vase life. The ice white blooms provide a brilliant backdrop for other wildflower varieties. Does not transplant well.
Suggested Use: Waste areas, mixtures, flower gardens.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 1---1/2 feet
Germination: 10---20 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: April--August
Average Seeds Per Pound: 174,000
1 oz Covers: 545 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 5 lbs. per acre