This decorative plant grows to a height of 30 cm. Mix of pink, rose, white flowers.
Candytuft makes a great cutflower. Cut the flowers when well-formed but not overmature early in the day and soak in water immediately.
It tolerates a wide range of climatic conditions but needs a sunny location and well-composted, alkaline soil. Succeeds in poor soils and on dry walls. A very ornamental and fast-growing plant.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Flowers are fragrant.
Easily grown in a good, well-drained ordinary garden soil in a sunny position.
Prefers a calcareous soil but tolerates mildly acid soils. Succeeds in poor soils and on dry walls. A very ornamental and fast-growing plant.
Do not grow the plants too close together. A good butterfly, moth and bee plant.
Genus - Iberis
Species - Umbellata
Variety - mixture
Common name - Candytuft
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,20 m
Plant type - Annual
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline (pH 6.6-8.5)
Soil type - Rich, moist
Water requirements - Average, high moisture
Landscape uses - Succeeds in poor soils and on dry walls. A very ornamental and fast-growing plant.
Bloom season - June - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink, rose, white
Seeds are sown in early spring in most areas, but can be sown in late spring or early summer in cold climate areas.
It's best to start the seeds directly in the garden. If starting indoors, use peat or fiber pots to minimize disturbance when transplanting. Keep moist until germination.
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