Iberis umbellata (Brassicaceae)
A robust perennial, behaving in some areas as an annual. Native to Europe, it has adapted to all regions of the United States. This low, bushy plant produces mounds of beautiful ice white, pink or lilac flowers which last well into the summer months. Prefers a gravelly, well drained soil in full sun. Candytuft cannot tolerate damp soil conditions or shade.
Suggested Use: Borders, rock gardens, mixtures. Miscellaneous: After blooms have faded cut back the foliage to prevent the plants from becoming woody.
Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 12 - 18 inches
Germination: 20 - 30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 68°F - 80°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: June - September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 200,000
Seeds/Pkt: 350 - Covers 20 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 182 sq. ft.
Seeding Rate: 15 lbs. per acre