Candytuft is a beloved flower in the garden, known for its versatile nature and delightful textural blooms. Besides its visual appeal, Candytuft emits a pleasing fragrance that magnetizes birds, bees, butterflies, and, of course, us humans! These blooms flaunt enchanting hues of purple, white, and pink.
When to Plant Candytuft Seeds
Direct sow outdoors after the threat of frost - Candytuft does best with soil temperatures between 70°F and 75°F. Candytuft can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before your final frost date.
Where to Plant Candytuft Seeds
Candytuft thrives in full sun and can thrive in less-than-ideal, alkaline soils.
How to Plant Candytuft Seeds
Candytuft seeds need light for germination, so avoid covering them when planting.
Simply broadcast the seeds directly onto the soil surface. Gently press them in, but refrain from covering them since they need sunlight for germination.
How to Care for Candytuft
After the initial blooming, trim the plants to stimulate more blooms during the summer. When the blooms have faded completely, cut the growth down to ground level to prevent the development of woody stems. This annual pruning is essential to keep Candytuft from growing tall and leggy.