Baby's breath is part of the Gypsophila genus. Its scientific name is Gypsophila.
Clusters of white and pale pink flowers in late spring and early summer.
This plant is toxic to pets. 1It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Baby's breath is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.25 feet (that's 1.00 metres in metric) with a ground covering habit.
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They are easily propagated from seed, by cuttings, or by root division.
After planting place a ring of crushed eggshells or asdh around Baby’s breath to protect it from slugs and snails.2
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Baby's breath so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Baby's breath so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Baby's breath plants:
Misspellings: Baby's-breath, Babysbreath, Babys breath, Gyp
Baby's breath care instructions
How long does Baby's breath take to grow?
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Popular varieties of Baby's breath
- Covent garden
- Creeping Repens
- Festival Pink
- Viette's dwarf
- Double paniculata
- Early Snowball - Double Flowered
- Festival Star
- Gypsy Deep Rose
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