DOUBLE BABY'S BREATH! Gypsophila
There has been a lot of confusion about Baby's Breath, and for understandable reasons. There are annual plants (plants that bloom the first year from seed) and perennial plants (plants that endure eternally throughout the years). There are white, pink and red blooms, and there are single and double flowers!
There are only two ways to obtain a perennial double-flowered Baby's Breath: by buying plants, or from seed. When using seed, 50% of the seedlings will have double flowers, and 50% will have single flowers. Both the single and double flowers are quite beautiful! As these plants are perennial, the plants will endure forever, through the seasons, returning each year from the roots. Plants are large and tall, and produce many flowers per plant!
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Bloom time: Summer
Seed size: Small
Seeds per pack: 20
Note: This plant species is known to cause dermatitis in some individuals. The juice or sap of these seeds or this plant may cause a skin rash or irritation.
Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. For best results, obtain a sterile seed-start mix, and sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the soil. Do not bury the seeds, as they require light to germinate. It is important to keep these seeds moist until germination, and until established. A plastic dome can help retain moisture, though it should be removed as soon as growth begins. Seeds take approximately 4-5 weeks to germinate.