Candytuft Garden Guide
Candytuft Stats at a Glance
Botanical Name: Iberis
Common Name(s): Edging Candytuft
Height: 10-20 inches
Soil Conditions: Rich, moist, well-drained soil
Sun: Full sun, partial shade especially in hot areas
Soil pH Conditions: 6-6.75
Notes: This plant will overwinter in many areas especially in full sun and well-drained soil.
Starting Candytuft from Seed
Start plants indoors 9 weeks prior to planting. Fill individual peat pots with a fertile commercial soil starter and moisten. Place in a room with a constant temperature of 70-75°F. Cover with clear plastic wrap to maintain the soil moisture and temperature. Keep the soil moist. When seedlings appear, remove the plastic wrap and move to a sunny location.
Germination: 20-30 days
When to Plant Candytuft
Plant when the soil has reached at least 68-70°F.
In order for candytuft germinated from seed to acclimate to the outdoors, harden off by placing outdoors in a shaded area for a few hours a day initially. Gradually increase the length of time they remain outdoors over the next week.
Where to Plant Candytuft
Candytuft Plant Spacing
Candytuft Care and Maintenance
Candytuft has very few pest problems.