Candytuft Iberis - Dwarf Fairy Mix - Flower Garden Seed
Candytuft Iberis (Iberis umbelalata) has been used in a variety of ornamental gardens such as cottage gardens, container gardens, and hanging baskets. Iberis’ ability to spill over edges is coveted among avid flower gardeners.
Candytuft Iberis is an annual in Zones 3-6 and a perennial in Zones 7-10. Dwarf Fairy Mixture is fairly easy to grow as long as it is provided enough sun and water. It will flower very quickly when it takes root. Start indoors.
The Dwarf Fairy Mixture makes for a unique cut flower and an effective ground cover.
Variety: Dwarf Fairy Candytuft Mixture
Other Names: Iberis
Seeds per Oz: Approx 10,000
Days to Maturity: 90-100 days
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Perennial in Zones 7-10; Annual in Zones 3-6
Hardiness Zone: 3-10
Uses: Specimen, Group, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Containers
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun
Comments: Iberis is also considered an evergreen and a subshrub from the Old World
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|5mm.||Approx 10,000||75-78 F||10-15 days||1 Foot||24 inches||N/A||Full Sun or Partial Shade.|
Sowing: Sow indoors if possible and transplant. Outdoors, sow the seeds in spring after the last frost of the season. Space the plants at least a foot a part, in full sun. Germination takes about 3 to 4 weeks. Press into soil, but don’t cover yarrow seeds. Needs light to germinate.
Transplanting:Transplant to soil tilled or loosed to a depth of about a foot. Dig a hole at least 2x the diameter of the pot the plant was in. Fill in the soil around the root ball, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the ground.
Soil Preference: Candytuft spreads wide so place in an area where it has room to stretch! Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.
Other Tips: Some gardeners don’t like the appearance of the flowering stalks, and these can be trimmed away (close to ground level). Do your best to remove dying or dead leaves. Keep away from standing water, as this can encourage leaf rot. Prolonged wet weather can also bring about rot.