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Why Are They Called Baby’s Breath Flowers?

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Why are those tiny, white flowers that grace bouquets called baby’s breath? Some people say they like newborn’s breath, but the name may simply reflect the fact that these blossoms are small and delicate. Their genus name, Gypsophila, literally means “gypsum-loving,” reflecting the fact that baby’s breath thrives in gypsum-rich soil. This is part of a complete episode.

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