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With its loose, billowy panicles of tiny single or double pink or white flowers, baby's breath provides a lightness and airiness to flower gardens. The creeping forms drape beautifully over rock walls. After bloom time, shear the plants to deadhead and for neatness. Plants prefer sweet (alkaline) soils with full sun and excellent drainage.
The spectacular bright Oriental poppy flowers bloom ahead of baby's breath, but then the poppies go summer dormant. Baby's breath grows up and fills the space left by the poppies.Daylily
Baby's breath adds contrasting grace and charm to the strappy foliage and colorful trumpet flowers of daylilies in the flower garden.Dianthus
The low-growing, blue-green mounds of 'Bath's Pink' dianthus topped with single fragrant pink flowers combine charmingly with creeping baby's breath. Both prefer sweet, well-drained soil.