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Annual plant, low, branchy, flowers very abundantly and for quite a long time. It is unpretentious to soils, light-loving and cold resistant. It grows by sowing seeds in the ground early in spring or under winter and seedlings. Sprouting appears in 7-8 days after sowing. Flowering begins 45-50 days after the appearance of shoots.
Growing requirements for Candytuft Plants Most Candytuft plants require full sun for optimum blooming, however Iberis sempervirens will tolerate light shade. They should be planted 6"-9" apart in light, sandy, well draining, slightly alkaline soil. Lime or Dolomite can be added to adjust the soil pH. Deadhead Candytufts regularly to prolong blooming. Perennial Iberis should be sheared back by 1/3 after blooming to induce branching. Annual species of Iberis should be removed from the garden when they begin to die back.