Candytuft Seed Mix – Iberis umbellata
Cheerful and fluffy clusters of flowers on strong stems. Long lasting in arrangements and useful as a garnish when cooking.
Annual (Perennial in zones 5b+)
Sun: Full Sun + Half Sun/Shade
Time to Maturity: 30 – 40 days
Bloom Color: Pinks, Purples, White
Blooms During: Spring – Summer
Germination Time: 15-20 days
Avg. Number of Seeds per Packet: 500 (measured by weight)
Height: 10 – 18 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Country of Origin: USA
Easy to Grow? Very easy. Wildflower.
Direct sow under light cover. Water well. Thin plants to 6 inches apart once they reach 3 – 4 inches in height. Continue to water regularly until established and during exceedingly dry periods.
Notes: Does well in dry, sandy, poor soil (though it will do very well in anything better.) – Prefers neutral to alkaline soil. – May be pruned or pinched to encourage additional branching and an extended flowering season. – Makes a unique garnish or addition to salads.