Baby’s-breath ,this is also spelled babies’-breath, is a garden plant grown for its many tiny white flowers. The plants are from 2 to 3 feet (60 to 92 centimeters) tall, and have widely branching stems. They are grown in front of shrubbery in rock gardens. Florists mix baby’s-breath among the larger flowers in bouquets for a delicate effect. The most common type of baby’s-breath is a perennial, which lives from year to year. However, a few related plants often called baby’s-breath are annuals, and are grown from seeds each year. These plants have rose or pink flowers. Baby’s-breath is easy to grow. It is often found in dry, open places. See also Pink.
Scientific classification. Baby’s-breath belongs to the pink family, Caryophyllaceae. The scientific name for the perennial baby’s-breath is Gypsophila panicula.
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