Baby's Breath Seeds
, native to Europe, Asia and Africa, was probably first introduced into North America as a garden ornamental in the late 1800ís. It is now widespread across Canada and the northern United States.
This lovely perennial is easy to grow and is an excellent and very popular dried flower. The delicate and petite white flower flower is used extensively in bouquets and as an ornamental.
The white or pink flowers of the Baby's breath plant
are edible and have a mild, slightly sweet flavor. These flowers are popular for wedding cake decorations, in edible flower salads or as a garnish for a summer fruit plate.
is best kept moist but can tolerate drought.
The botanical name of this delicate flower is Gysophilia, which means "lover of chalk". This probably originated as a descriptor of the type of soil in which Baby's Breath is frequently found growing.
In the language of flowers, Baby's breath
represents a pure heart or everlasting love. It is believed that you can use Baby's breath
to attract the Fae (fairies) to your garden.
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