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CANDYTUFT Gibraltar

Iberis gibraltarica

Stock: Available

$3.60

Family: Brassicaceae

Characteristics: Perennial 30-40 cm

Seeds per packet: Approx 50

This low growing perennial is very similar to Iberis sempervirens, except the large flowers are pale lavender pink instead of white. It is a short shrub with rosettes of wedge shaped, medium green leaves.
Compared to the traditional Candytuft, this beefy species offers a decadent flower display. In mid spring, the whole plant disappears under an abundance of flat, light violet to pinkish white blossoms, creating a lasting mound of colour.

Hardy plant that is adaptable to most soils and positions, drought and frost resistant.

TropicalEarly Spring to Late Autumn.
Temperate: Spring to Late Autumn.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Autumn.

Sow: 5mm deep
Sow direct or sow in trays and transplant when large enough to handle.
Plant in a well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Plant space: 40-50cm
Germination: 10-20 days

Feed regularly with as soluble fertiliser for healthier, stronger plants.

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