alpine baby's breath
Although the most recognizable baby's breath, with its big, billowing sprays of flowers, is the one used in the floral industry, this diminutive sibling is compact and mounding, typically under six inches in height. The rounded green leaves are topped by a blanket of tiny white flowers with magenta veins in late spring to early summer.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: dark green, green
Great Color Partners: purple, silver, white
Culture NotesFull sun is the ideal growing condition, although, being an alpine plant, protect from the hot afternoon sun or provide frequent watering in that type of location, otherwise regular to occasional watering is sufficient. The soil should have excellent drainage. This is an excellent plant for a rock or alpine garden. If planted with larger growing perennials, watch to see that they don't grow over or crowd out the alpine baby's breath!
Plant Type: mounding perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 0 ft. 4 in. (0.09 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: does best in full sun
Water Requirements: regular or occasional watering