A picture of a Candytuft

Candytuft

Iberis amara

Also known as

Annual Candytuft, Bitter Candytuft, Rocket Candytuft, Wild candytuft

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

25cm

15cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Candytuft Overview

This is an upright bushy hardy annual with fragrant flowering clusters which are available in various colours. They will grow quickly in an average to moderately rich soil; they will prefer full sun and well drained soil. You should remove the faded flowers to encourage further blooming. It will not tolerate extreme heat or humidity very well.

Common problems with Candytuft

How to propagate Candytuft

Cuttings

Propagation is by seeds in the spring, sub-shrubs and shrubs by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Other uses of Candytuft

Walls, rock garden, ground cover, ornamental, border, edging, rock garden, fragrance