Top Questions About Baby’s Breath Plants

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Questions About Baby’s Breath Plants

Asked by
alexiajayde on
May 24, 2012

Q. 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.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 25, 2012
Certified Expert
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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 on
May 9, 2014
coastal uk

Q. gypsophila

Will this plant grow in shade?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 9, 2014
A.

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

Q. 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.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 13, 2014
A.

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
Philippines

Q. 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! 🙂

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 14, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. bloom time for baby’s breath

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 3, 2017
Certified Expert
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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

Q. 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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 14, 2018
Certified Expert
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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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