Garden Candytuft mix - 30 seeds

Garden Candytuft mix - 30 seeds


Iberis umbellata is a annualgrowing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in) at a fast rate. Easy to grow.

It is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).

It is noted for attracting wildlife. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.

It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date, around early to mid-February on the coast. Or direct sow outdoors from your last 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). If starting indoors, use peat or coir pots and bottom heat. Only cover seed by a couple of millimeters (1/8″) of soil. Transplant out after last frost at 15-30cm (6-12″) apart. Iberis does not respond well to transplanting or being moved. Direct sowing may be 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.