Candytuft Seeds - Iberis Umbellata Wild Flower Seed

Candytuft Seeds - Wild Flower

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Groundcover Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 8 - 12 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Light, well-draining soils

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Iberis Umbelleta

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68 - 80F

Average Germ Time: 20 - 30 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/16 inch

Sowing Rate: 7 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 18 pounds per acre

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

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Care & Maintenance: Candytuft

Candytuft (Iberis Umbellata) - This wild flower is so easy to grow from Candytuft seeds! Annual Candytuft is a wild flower that is just about as wonderful as its cousin which is perennial Candytuft. When planted from wildflower seed, it begins flowering within just a few short months with colors ranging from white to pink to purple. It is taller and less compact than perennial Candytuft, but as you can see, the colors are striking and it makes a wonderful addition to the wild flower seed garden or to use as a taller ground cover plant.

Annual Iberis is often sold and planted by itself, or it can commonly be found in wild flower seed mixes due to its easy seeding and growth habits. If you want to start a wildflower garden but really don't have a clue how and what to do, Iberis Umbellata Candytuft is a good wild flower seed to start with. You can simply broadcast the Candytuft seeds, lightly rake it, keep it moist and before long you will have a brilliant display of flowers. People will think you are a wildflower expert! This is also a good ground cover plant for gardening with kids because it grows and flowers so fast from flower seed. If your winters are not harsh, wild Candytuft can survive the winters. It is best to snip the seed pods after flowering and give it a good bed of mulch in the fall to increase its survival rate.