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by tkhooper on October 08, 2006 10:27 PM
As you'll notice I don't have a great deal of information on these plants so anything you can add would be greatfully appreciated.

Scientific Name of Plant: Gypsophila muralis (Caryophyllaceae)
Common Name of Plant: Baby's Breath
Indoor/Outdoor Plant: Outdoor
Days to Germination: 10 to 20 days
USDA Growing Zone:
Conditions for sprouting: Moist well drained soil with a high ph, sunny conditions.
Mature Plant Care:
Lighting requirements: Full Sun
Fertilizer requirements: Not required
Watering requirements: Mildly Drought Tolerant
Soil requirements: Well drained soil pH: Needs alkaline soil
Dead Heading: No
Pinching flower spikes: No
Plant spacing: 12 inches apart
Pruning times and amounts: N/A
Conditions for Blooming:
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Propogation: Sow seeds direct in spring, sow seeds 1/16 inch deep, will have to collect seeds for continually growing in garden.
Height of Plant: 12 to 18 inches
Color of Leaves: Green
Color of Flowers: White or pink
Special requirements (i.e. dormancy):
Place in the garden: (see map)
Notes: Blooms from April to August, does not transplant well. Naturalized in eastern United States. will handle short term droughts.

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