Candytuft

SKU: FL2042
Umbels of fragrant flowers unfold from a central point in pink to off-white on annual plants that grow 20-30cm (10-12") tall with a spreading habit. Iberis prefers well drained soil in full sun, and has a remarkable characteristic of blooming just weeks after sowing. Read More

Exposure Full-sun - some afternoon shade is appreciated where summers are hot

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Iberis umbellata. Umbels of fragrant flowers unfold from a central point in pink to off-white on annual plants that grow 20-30cm (10-12") tall with a spreading habit. Iberis prefers well drained soil in full sun, and has a remarkable characteristic of blooming just weeks after sowing. Direct sow Candytuft Iberis seeds from last frost date to mid-July for continuous blooms. Iberis may self sow in the right conditions, but will not become invasive. Try planting some Iberis seeds for use in xeriscaping, as the plants are quite drought tolerant. This plant looks good in containers, and is highly attractive to beneficial insects over a long flowering period.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Attracts pollinators
    • Umbels of fragrant flowers
    • Blooms just weeks after sowing
    • May self-sow

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All About Candytuft

Latin

Latin
Iberis umbellata
Family: Brassicaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun – some afternoon shade is appreciated where summers are hot

Timing

Timing
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Or direct sow outdoors after the last frost date, every two weeks into July for a continuous bloom period. Seeds should germinate in 10-20 days. Ideal soil temperature for germination: 21-30°C (70-85°F).

Starting

Starting
If starting indoors, use peat or coir pots and bottom heat. Only cover seed by a couple of millimetres (1/8″) of soil. Transplant out after last frost at 15-30cm (6-12″) apart.

Growing

Growing
Iberis does not respond well to transplanting or being moved. Direct sowing is probably simplest. Choose any well-drained garden soil with a neutral pH range of 6.0-7.0. Trim plants lightly after flowering to encourage a second bloom. Iberis may self sow.

How to Grow Iberis

Step 1: Timing

Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Or direct sow outdoors after the last frost date, every two weeks into July for a continuous bloom period. Seeds should germinate in 10-20 days. Ideal soil temperature for germination: 21-30°C (70-85°F).

Step 2: Starting

If starting indoors, use peat or coir pots and bottom heat. Only cover seed by a couple of millimetres (1/8″) of soil. Transplant out after last frost at 15-30cm (6-12″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 6.0-7.0.

Iberis does not respond well to transplanting or being moved. Direct sowing is probably simplest. Choose any well-drained garden soil with a neutral pH. Trim plants lightly after flowering to encourage a second bloom. Iberis may self sow.

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