Planting Instructions for Baby's Breath Flower Seeds

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Baby's Breath Planting and Care Guide

Quick Facts About Baby's Breath

Baby's Breath is one of the most popular flowers and it is easy and quick to grow.  It is a wonderful cut flower and complements other, more showy flowers very nicely whether in the garden or in a vase. Everything looks better with Baby's Breath around it!

Planting Time

Start Baby's Breath seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. Or, once soil temperatures are warm, directly sow the seeds outside.

Planting Location

Plant Baby's Breath in full sun and in well-drained soil. The plants do not like acidic soils.

How to Plant Baby's Breath

  • Start the Baby's Breath flower seeds in starter trays
  • Only lightly cover the seeds with soil as light is needed for germination
  • Keep the seeds moist and warm for germination
  • Grow until there are 2 true leaves
  • Harden off gradually for 7 - 10 days
  • Transplant outside when there is no danger of frost
  • Or, for directly planting outside, work the garden soil 6 - 8 inches
  • Add organic matter to improve the soil
  • Sow the flower seeds on the soil
  • Cover the seeds with a dusting of soil
  • Keep moist for germination
  • Thin seedlings to about every 10 inches

Care And Maintenance

  • Provide consistent irrigations for establishment
  • Once all the blooms are opened, cut them back for a second flush
  • For cutting fresh stems, cut when flowers are half opened
  • To dry, cut the flowers when they are fully opened, gather in bundles and hang upside down to dry
  • For continuous blooms throughout the growing season, sow seeds every 3 - 4 weeks
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Baby's Breath White

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Creeping Baby's Breath Rose

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Creeping Baby's Breath White

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Baby's Breath Pink