Baby’s Breath Plants

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  1. When is a good time to plant baby's breath?
  2. gypsophila
  3. Can I winter over baby's breath?
  4. flower cuttings
  5. bloom time for baby's breath
  6. Baby's breath - how little long seed to flower?
Asked by alexiajayde on May 24, 2012
When Is a Good Time to Plant Baby’s Breath?

In the area I live in, I want an easy gardening project for me and my kids this summer. I have a full sun area ready to go, just need plants to put in it.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can plant baby's breath now in that location. Just make sure the soil drains well. Here are some easy plants for kids that should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/fun-plants-for-kids.htm

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Asked by sylvieellis@hotmail.co.uk on May 9, 2014
Gypsophila

Will this plant grow in shade?

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theficuswrangler

Gypsophila is considered a sun-lover. Here is an article about them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/babys-breath/growing-babys-breath-flowers.htm

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Asked by jenmasini on June 12, 2014
Can I Winter Over Baby’s Breath?

I want to bring my baby’s breath plants indoors, as the planters are special to me. They contain some of my mother’s ashes and baby’s breath were her favorite.

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theficuswrangler

Here's an article on growing baby's breath: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/babys-breath/growing-babys-breath-flowers.htm
You can try bringing them indoors, I have seen a reference to growing them indoors for flowers during the winter, but I think it most likely that they will die back for the winter. But if you gather seeds and replant them in the planters in the spring, you could keep them going in the same containers almost indefinitely.

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Asked by joanvillainbarcena on June 14, 2015
Flower Cuttings

I am a beginner at gardening. Today, I visited my father at the cemetery and really adored the roses and baby’s breath on the bouquet that I bought and realized that I should have these plants in my garden. Can I use the cuttings that I can buy at a flower shop to propagate baby’s breath and roses? If yes, can you teach me the proper way of planting them? Thank you.

By the way, I am from the Philippines, a tropical country. Thank you so much! Happy gardening! 🙂

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I am sorry, you would not be able to propagate roses or baby's breath from fresh cut flowers.
Starting a cutting garden can be easily done both with seeds and plants.

Here are a few links to help you get started.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/growing-cutting-flower-gardens.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/starting-a-rose-garden.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 3, 2017
Bloom Time for Baby’s Breath

Planning an Oct 1st wedding. Will baby’s breath bloom till fall in S.E. Michigan?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Annual Baby's Breath will bloom one time, mid summer.
Perennial Baby's Breath will bloom for a longer period--generally also beginning around mid summer.

Depending upon the growing conditions and weather, the bloom time could go into the late summer or early fall.

You could cut and dry the Baby's Breath for your Oct 1st event.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/babys-breath/growing-babys-breath-flowers.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 13, 2018
Baby’s Breath – How Little Long Seed to Flower?

I want to grow baby’s breath for my daughters June 17 wedding. Wonder when I should sew the seeds to have flowers for that day

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Look for annual Baby's Breath seeds, you can start indoors or direct sow outdoors after last frost.
It is very difficult to time blooms as it depends greatly on growing conditions.

Read the seed packets; they will have a range of time from germination to maturity.

Avoid a perennial seed, as they can take up to 3 to 5 years to bloom.

You may also be able to find plants at the garden center that would give you a head start on growing.

I would also encourage you to not stress to terribly much; Baby's Breath is readily available at floral shops and is relatively inexpensive.
If your garden plants don't quite preform you can still have the beauty of Baby's Breath.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/babys-breath/growing-babys-breath-flowers.htm

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