(jip-SOF-il-uh: ELL-eh-ganz) Caryophyllaceae:
This annual Babies Breath has red flowers, and makes a very nice subject for cutting. Gypsophila elegans is an annual baby's breath grows 1-3 feet tall. The plants should be spaced 15 to 20 inches apart, to produce the best flower displays, which are mounds of fluffy clouds. Plants bloom from late spring into the fall. Best planted in full sun is soils that have good drainage are slightly alkaline. In hot climates, give some shade in the afternoon. Cutting promotes reblooming. Flowers are used in both fresh and dried arrangements. Those that use the plants for cutting material often use successive sowing ever 2-3 weeks to produce a steady supply of cutting material until fall.