Scientific Name : Iberis hybrid
Common Name : Candytuft
Hardiness Zone : 6b - 9a
Hardiness Degree : 0°F (-18°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn, Late Summer, Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : This beautiful Summer Candytuft is a short-lived perennial plant in the South and wonderful addition to the annual garden in the North.
It will bloom from mid-Spring until late-Summer, requiring very little care.
Idea & Tips : Plants prefer a full-sun location but will tolerate part shade. Fertilize once per month with a balanced flowering plant food.
: Pure white flowers have an extremely long flowering window for a longer selling season.
- No vernalization needed for flowering.
- Extend the Iberis selling window in the South.
- Use as an alternative to Lobularia in mixed containers.
- High heat tolerance.
- Tender perennial in the South, great annual in the North.
Protection Information : PPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
500 ppm IBA
Low to moderate
50-75 ppm N when roots become visible
Recommended after roots are established. Leave active internodes.
28-35 days after sticking
Nights: 45 to 55°F (7 to 13°C) Days: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C)
3,000 to 5,000
Cuttings supplied from Darwin Colombia receive enough cold to induce into flower, so growers will not need to vernalize.
Day length neutral
Allow media to dry regularly between watering.
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
PGRs generally not needed
May experience root rot diseases under poor growing conditions. Aphids
Unrooted: 10-14 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
Unrooted: 16-18 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
Unrooted: 19-22 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
April to September
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