Candytuft Dwarf Iberis Umbellata is a tender perennial or hardy annual wildflower. Candytuft seeds germinate quickly, and the plant starts to bloom within two months. The dwarf variety of Iberis Umbellata grows only 10 inches tall featuring attractive foliage with glossy green leaves and producing clusters of snow white flowers that are often tinged with pink or purple. The fragrant Candytuft flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Candytuft Dwarf makes a superb, low-growing bordering, ground cover plant, and this very showy wildflower is often grown in pots and containers. Iberis Umbellata seeds are one of the easiest to grow, and Candytuft establishes itself at no time preferring to grow in full sun in the spring, but some shade in the summer. Not only Dwarf Candytuft is an attractive garden flower, but this herbaceous plant has been used for centuries as a seasoning and grown in the herb garden as a treatment for rheumatism.
Height: 10 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 10-15 Days