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Candytuft Seeds, White Snow

Iberis sempervirens
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Masses of white lace-like flowers provide a sea of blossoms with evergreen foliage. A sure attention-getter. Its fast-spreading habit makes it perfect for rock gardens, edging or ground covers. To keep plants neat, prune as required.

  • SKU: 142172
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Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 21 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Growing height
Growing Height:
15 cm (6")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Iberis sempervirens
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.175
  • Approximate Seed Count: 40-50
  • Characteristics: spreading | rock garden plant
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Color: White
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: Spring
  • Growth Habit: mounding
  • Tolerance: drought tolerant
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    Growing Instructions:

    Candytuft seeds can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 21°C (70°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 1.5 mm (1/16") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

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  • Planting Depth: 1.5 mm (1/16")
  • Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
  • Plant Spread: 40 cm (16")
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Candytuft prefers to grow in gravelly soil that is well-draining. It does not grow well in high humidity as the flowers tend to wilt and fungal diseases are more likely.
  • Young plants may not bloom their first year, because perennial candytuft needs 8 to 10 weeks of cold winter weather to initiate flower buds.
  • To keep candytuft looking tidy, prune away the top one-third of the foliage after blooming—this will keep the plant from getting leggy. Without this annual pruning, the plant can become rather scraggly in the border garden.
  • Candytuft cannot be divided as it has a thin and central main root.

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