Sowing Guide

How to Sow Snow Gypsophila Seeds

How to Sow Snow Gypsophila Seeds

Snow gypsophila originates from Eurasia, Africa and Australia and has been introduced to many other countries. A tall plant, which will grow to a maximum of 18″.  Also known as babys breath, this beautiful little hardy annual, produces large showy white button like flowers with a pale yellow centre. Flowering throughout most of summer, white snow gypsophila will spread as seasons pass. Accompanied by delicate foliage, making them a great cut flower and a florists favourite. Only selectively harvest stems, to allow time for regrowth and a consistent supply.

Advice for Growing Snow Gypsophila from Seed

  • Can be sown indoors, or sow directly in the ground outdoors in spring. Great in seed trays, pots, containers or in borders and among bedding plants.
  • If sowing directly outdoors, be sure to wait for the last frost to pass and the ground is workable. Ensure the soil is not clumped, working it with a rake if necessary.
  • The germination period usually takes between 14 to 21 days keeping the soil moist but well drained.
  • Sow seeds at a depth of 1/8″ and rake in with a row spacing of 12″.
  • Once grown, snow gypsophila is tolerable to varying weather conditions. Ensure seeds are kept warm during germination. Above 15 degrees.
  • Transplanting seedlings when large enough to an area with full sun and partial shade.

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