Success With Seeds Gypsophila

Gypsophila Germination Information

Gypsophila is the botanical name for Baby's Breath
Gypsophila Seed Germination How to Sow Gypsophila:
  • Best sown indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out
  • Sow at 55° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Can be sown outdoors in situ after all danger of frost is past in early to mid-spring
  • Outdoors, barely cover the seeds
  • Indoors and out, for a longer flower display, make successive sowings two weeks apart throughout the spring
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Gypsophila:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 15-18 inches apart in full sun in an alkaline, light, deep, sharply drained soil

Greenhouse Care: When grown in the greenhouse, site in full sun, provide cool (50°) nights, and permit the soil to dry out between waterings
Appearance and Use:

For use in the border and in rock gardens. The flowers can be cut for arrangements both fresh and dried. An upright annual growing 24 inches tall by 12 inches wide, it has a delicate, light, airy appearance and is covered in clouds of 1/2 inch, stary, white or pink flowers all summer long. Some varieties have double flowers and others are pink-colored with purple veins. Leaves are gray-green and lance-shaped from 3/4 to 11/2 inches long

About Gypsophila:
Pronunciation:  jip-sof’i-lå el’e-ganz
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Caryohyllaceae, native to Ukraine and Turkey
Common Name: Baby's Breath