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Candytuft – Dwarf Fairy Mix


Candytuft is a flower that is native to Europe, where it is often found growing wild in grain fields.  A frequent host to this species of flower is the limey soil throughout the Mediterranean region and between western and central Europe.  Candytuft favors chalky soil that is not rich in nutrients and is well-drained.  The flower naturally grows in mounds and works great as a border or filler for pots.  This is a good cut flower.  In zones 7-9, it can be planted in either the spring or fall.  In warmer weather climates it needs to be planted during the fall, in a place where a little more shade is provided.  This flower will do well if started indoors, but it needs to be planted in the ground before blooming starts in order to yield the best results.

**For larger quantities than listed for sale please contact us for availability and pricing.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 30 – 37.5 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 15 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 60 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 725 square feet.

1 Pound $23.50

Covers approximately 2,900 square feet.

Scientific Name

Iberis umbellata

Product Type

Flower, Flower Mix




Pink, Purple, White



Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Germination Time

20-30 days

Weeks to Bloom

7 to 8 weeks


3 to 9


Introduced species

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season

Summer, Fall

Seeds Per Pound



Nectar, Pollen


Bats, Birds, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees

Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



You may want to add a filler such as sand or potting soil with your seeds before planting to help spread them more evenly and cover more area

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