Fairy Mix Candytuft

$ 2.00

The plants of this variety are shorter than the Hyacinth flowered candytuft, 18 inches, but are very impressive. A mixture of colors that shows just about every color shade from pink to dark purple, with a few whites thrown in for contrast. It will give a second flush of color if cut back when the flowers fade. 

100 seeds



Iberis umbellata


Germination: 10-20 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant after the last frost, 6-8” apart

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after the last frost, Sow thinly, 1-2 seeds per inch, thin to 6-8” apart

Growth Habit: Upright, bushy

Height and Width: 16-18” x 12-18”  

Spacing: 6-8” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs: Average, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: 45-55 days

Uses: Flower beds, cottage gardens, cut flowers, borders, containers, window boxes, attracts pollinators 

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Water well during dry spells. Cut back after flowering, leave a few if you would like it to self-seed.