Baby's Breath Pacifica
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- SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (perennial in zones 4-9, annual in other zones)
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot
- Botanical NameGypsophila pacifica
Yes: Baby's Breath. Think about it. Picture these unique, palest of pinks, fluttery florets, forming ever bigger mounds of light, lacy, dainty flowers, year after year, to juxtapose your knock-out, centerpiece flowers like Dahlias, Lisianthus, and Irises. Like you, gardens need balance. Baby's Breath is here to relieve some of the weight. Includes 3 young plants.
- SUN Full sun, or part shade
- HEIGHT 3ft when full grown
- SPACING 1-3ft between plants
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
- WATER Drought tolerant
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside.
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets as much sun as possible, in well draining soil. It does not like sitting in wet soil over the winter, as it may rot the roots.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
Spring into summer.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells.
You can cut back the whole plant after it flowers to encourage another bloom. Stems last about 10 days in a vase.