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Candytuft Seeds - Crown Mixed

Botanical - Iberis umbellata


Seed Count:
250 Seeds
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250 Seeds.

Other Names - Common Candytuft…

Candytuft is one of the most tolerant and easiest annual flowers to grow making them ideal for children. Each plant produces masses of 5cm wide domed heads of fragrant blooms in shades of pink, red, purple and white. It has a bushy habit and is ideal for growing as bedding plants or in containers and is loved by butterflies.

  • Easy and rewarding to grow.
  • Fragrant blooms.
  • Excellent for flower arrangements.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, flowers for cutting, window boxes, containers, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens

Sowing Months - March, April, May, September, October

Flowering Months - May - August

Soil Preperation

If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Moist but well drained, poor to moderately fertile soil
Type Bushy Habit Distance between plants 20 - 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 15 - 30 cm Germination Temperature 15 to 18℃
Average spread 20 - 25 cm Days to germination 16 - 25 days
Hardiness Hardy down to -5 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

For early flowering sow indoors in March or April on the surface of damp compost in trays, modules or pots.
Cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
Germinate in a propagator or if preferred place the container in a clear polythene bag and cover.
Remove the container from the propagator or plastic bag as soon as germination starts. Place in a well lit but cooler location (a greenhouse or cold frame is ideal). Avoid direct hot sun and protect from frost.
The compost should be kept moist however do not overwater.
When the young seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Water well and place in a frost free location to grow on until strong.
Plant out after all risk of frost has passed.
A sudden change in temperature can easily shock the plants. Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out to help reduce shock.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds direct in April, May, September or October in a well prepared seed bed where the plants are to flower in rows 20 - 30 cm apart. Autumn sown candytuft will not flower until the following year.
The soil should be a fine tilth and watered regularly.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle start to thin out until eventually 20 - 30 cm apart.

Growing On

Water the newly planted candytuft plants well until established.
They should not need feeding.
Water well during hot dry weather.


For a long lasting display of candytuft flowers in the garden, stagger spring sowings to every 3 weeks.

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