Baby's Breath likes full sun and excellent drainage. Bloom starts in mid summer
and continues until frost. Flowers should be harvested before any browning
occurs. The bush will die back to the ground in most climates but will return in
spring in the appropriate zones. Dead branches should be
removed before new spring growth gets too large. It is much easier to whack the
old stems off if you don't have to worry about cutting off the new ones. Flower
sprays can be dried in a fresh arrangement or
wreath or hung upside down in small batches to dry for later use.
Baby's Breath looks great with just about all
other plants. But, it does get quite large so give it plenty of room to spread
its flowers out. Try planting it in the garden with Purple
Tricolor Sage, Roses of any kind, and pink flowering ornamental Oreganos like
Showy Pink Oregano.
Manchurian Baby's Breath
is one of six plants chosen for our
Crafter's Herb Garden Six Pack.