Annual Baby's Breath is one of the very easiest flowers to grow from Gypsophila seeds, and it gives so much beauty and complements other flowers so nicely in the flower garden. Crimson Baby's Breath is an annual, so it grows quickly, blooms heavily, and dies. Many gardeners plant Baby's Breath seeds successively every 2 - 3 weeks to keep a continuous supply of color in the garden and blooms for cutting to make flower arrangements. Baby's Breath plants are fairly hardy, tolerating some drought and light shade. It does well everywhere, coastal areas to high elevations; it is widely adaptable.
If you would like to get a jump start on the growing season, sow Baby's Breath seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost is expected. Using starter trays and sterile potting mix, sow the flower seeds on the surface, pressing them into the soil. Baby's Breath flower seeds need light for germination so do not cover heavily. Transplant the Baby's Breath seedlings when there are at least two sets of true leaves into the flower garden in prepared soil. To sow Gypsophila seeds directly outdoors, wait until temperatures have warmed and prepare the soil, sow the flower seeds and lightly rake the soil over the flower seeds barely covering them. Keep Baby's Breath flower seeds constantly moist, and germination should occur in 10 - 20 days. Repeat sowing the flower seeds every 2 - 3 weeks for successive blooming all growing season.
Sow Inside: 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost
Sow Outside: When there are at least two sets of true leavesl
Seed Depth: 1/16 inch.
Days to Emerge: 10 to 20 days