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Baby's Breath-Gypsophila-Rose Creeping Repens Seeds

$2.50

Baby's Breath-Gypsophila-Rose Creeping Repens Seeds

$2.50
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Gypsophila repens rosea

500 Seeds| 

 

Such a charming soft and delicate flower that establishes itself easily from seed. Low growing habit and only reaches 6 inches tall with a great spread.  Looks wonderful in rock gardens, trailing over rock walls or in a container. This Baby's Breath has papery soft rose blooms and soft gray-green foliage. Baby's Breath ground cover is fairly carefree once it is established from flower seeds. It only requires good watering to keep the blooms profuse. It has a taproot and does not divide or move well.

 

How to Grow Baby's Breath From Seed

Sow seeds 4-6 weeks prior to outdoor transplant.

Cover seeds lightly with ¼ inch of seed starting formula

Keep the soil moist at 70 degress F

Days to germinate= 10-14 days

  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night.

  • Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.

  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.

  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots.

  • Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning.  This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

  • To Transplant into the Garden:  Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.

  • Dig a hole for each plant, approximately 9 inches apart large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.

  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.

  • TO Sow Directly in the Garden: Direct sow in ordinary garden soil in a sunny area after danger of heavy frost. Avoid too moist or acidic soils.

  • Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.

  • Sow seeds evenly and thinly in rows 9 inches apart and cover very lightly with ¼ inch of fine soil.

  • Firm the soil lightly and keep it evenly moist.

  • Seedlings will emerge in 10-14 days.

  • Thin seedlings to 9 inches apart when they are 1 inch tall.

  • Cut long stems for fresh or dried arrangements. For fresh flowers cut flowers when they are 1/3 to ½ open.

 

 

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