Annual Candytuft is usually seen as a colourful mixture of white, pink and red, but Perennial Candytuft comes only in white. This shrubby evergreen is a useful and popular rockery plant – very as long as it gets some sun. Dead-head regularly in order to extend the
Flowering period: and spray with anif holes begin to appear in the .
VARIETIES: Unless you go to a specialist supplier the only species you are likely to be offered is I. sempervirens. The flowers are borne in closely-packed heads, each flower exhibiting the 4-petalled arrangement of the Cabbage family. The
Flowering period: is May-June; the height and spread are variable, depending on the variety chosen. The best of all is ‘’ – height 9 in., spread 1/2 ft. Where space is limited, choose instead ‘Little Gem’ – height 4 in., spread 8 in.
SITE AND SOIL: Any well-drained soil will do – thrives best in full sun.
PROPAGATION: Plant non-floweringin a cold frame in summer.