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Candytuft Seeds

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A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU IBUG

Plant Information

With glossy green leaves and the familiar cluster of snow white flowers, often tinged with pink or purple, candytuft is another wildflower that was taken into garden centuries ago. It has a rich herbal history, and was considered a cure for rheumatism in colonial America. Candytuft is a member of the mustard family, thus the 4 petals per flower, and its use for centuries as a seasoning.
Associated SKUs
IBUG
IBUQP (1/4 Pound)
IBULB (1 Pound)
Common Name Candytuft
Botanical Name Iberis umbellata
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink, White
Mature Height 12-18 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 605 sq ft.
1 lb covers 2,420 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 196,405
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Mediterranean
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Information Perennial in warm regions. Annual in cold regions.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsCandytuft Seeds
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Healthy (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

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5.0

Very Nice

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from Snohomish, WA

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Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

    I just sprinkled the seeds in a wild area. They go no care and grew just fine. Very pretty and easy!

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Very Nice!

    By 

    from Snohomish, WA

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

      It grows easily and is pretty.

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Still doing well 3 years after planting.

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      from Iowa

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

          Planted these in a big (6 x 15) area with some other flowers in a sunny spot down the side of a storage building with a few other flowers.

          Since I planted these in the spring I was a little disappointed when none of them came up that year. However- the following spring and summer there were a LOT of them. Just as many came up this year, too.

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          5.0

          Very Pretty

          By 

          from Snohomish, WA

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

            It grows easily and looks very nice!

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            • Personal
             
            5.0

            lush little carpet of blooms!

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            from portland, or

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            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Erosion Control
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

              great value! perfect, thick ground cover -- very low maintenance!

               
              1.0

              I can't find anywhere this showed up.

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              from Northern NC

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                  Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

                  didn't come up

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                  • Personal
                   
                  2.0

                  I wish they did better

                  By 

                  from Lenoir City, TN

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

                    I am saddened that these did nothing.....

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Every order is always prompt, in perfect condition, and easy to use.

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                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    CANDY 'TUFF' WHEN YOU WANT COLOR

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                    from TAHUAYA WA

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors
                      • Patio

                      Comments about American Meadows Candytuft Seeds:

                      THEY DID WELL AND LOOKED LIKE THEY ARE COMING BACK FOR THIS SEASON.

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                      • Personal

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                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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