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'Snowflake' Candytuft has larger flowers and a longer flowering season than any other perennial Candytuft.
Growing 6-10 inches tall, spreads1.5 feet or more wide, this evergreen perennial produces 2-3 inch wide clusters of pure white flowers.
Extremely showy during the main spring bloom, it continues to flower sporadically throughout summer and fall. Excellent edging, small scale ground cover or container plant. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Sow Candytuft seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Kept at 60° F., germination is in 15-25 days. Transplant 12 inches apart. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Growing candytuft: Full sun, part shade in hottest climates. 'Snowflake' Candytuft plants tolerate a wide variety of soils as long as drainage is good. Provide moderate to regular water to establish plants, 'Snowflake Candytuft' will tolerate periods of drought once established. To keep plants looking neat and promote further flowering, shear back by one-third to one-half after bloom. "Snowflake' Candytuft is excellent in containers with annual flowers. Flowers attract butterflies. Plants are heat, rabbit, and deer resistant.