Baby's Breath



Height: 12-24" (30-60cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder)
Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order)
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family)
Genus: Gypsophila (Gypsophila)
Species: elegans (elegant)
Gypsophila elegans

Gypsophila elegans is a fast-growing annual that provides flowers that are useful as a foil to larger blooms both in the garden and as a cut flower. It reaches a height of about 18" - 2', with glaucous light green leaves and open airy clusters of small white, sometimes veined, flowers with rounded petals.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(7 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a small ball. Each individual flower produces its own seed pod.

Seed The seeds are tiny very dark brown beans. There are many seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling has flimsy bright green leaves.

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