Candytuft Seeds - Ground Cover
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 10 inches
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 50 - 60F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Do not leave in direct sunlight
Depth: Do not cover but tightly press into the soil
Sowing Rate: Approximately 1,000 seeds covers 20 square feet
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
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Care & Maintenance: Candytuft
Candytuft (Iberis Sempervirens) - Start Candytuft seeds to grow this hardy perennial ground cover. Iberis Sempervirens Candytuft is a low, semi-woody, densely growing, upright-stemmed, spreading ground cover plant that reaches 10 inches tall. Because of these features, evergreen Candytuft makes a very effective edging along walkways and terrace margins. Iberis also performs very well in rock gardens or as a general ground cover plant, particularly in beds that are slightly elevated and surrounded by a rock border. Candytuft if very adaptable and requires only one essential element: good drainage.
Start Candytuft seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Press the ground cover seeds into the soil but do not cover them. Iberis Sempervirens seeds can also be started directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed once frost season has passed. Candytuft perennial plants are fairly drought tolerant, but they do require occasional deep watering. This flowering ground cover plant prefers full sun to light shade. Some gardeners cut plants back after blooming to encourage some blooming throughout the summer. Iberis is a beautiful, flowering, low-growing, ground cover plant that will establish nicely from ground cover seeds.
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.