Snowflake candytuft grows 6-10″ tall, spreads 1.5 ft. or more wide. The evergreen perennial plants are blanketed in 2-3″ wide clusters of pure-white flowers.
Extremely showy during the main spring bloom, when cut back by one-half immediately after flowering, Snowflake candytuft will bloom sporadically throughout the summer and fall. An excellent edging, small scale ground cover or container plant. Snowflake Candytuft has larger flowers than other perennial candytufts, plants are somewhat less uniform in growth. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Candytuft Seeds
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″ apart. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Growing candytuft: Full sun, part shade in hottest climates. Candytuft plants tolerate a wide variety of soils as long as drainage is good. Provide moderate to regular water to establish plants, 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. Candytuft is excellent in containers with annual flowers. Flowers attract butterflies. Plants are heat, rabbit, and deer resistant.