Baby's Breath
Gypsophila elegans

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gypsophila (jip-SOF-il-uh) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Bernardino, California

Davenport, Florida

Fort George G Meade, Maryland

Brewster, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 9, 2011, monkeymomr from San Bernardino, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted this in mid August as part of a wildflower mix and it came up fast and is still blooming great. I love this spread through out my garden to accent the other flowers.

Neutral

On Apr 25, 2010, G_maZ from Brewster, WA wrote:

This plant grows rampant in Okanogan County WA. The hills and
fields are absolutely covered with them in the summer when they bloom.