Candycane Lilac brings a charming look that has been lost in modern gardens, outstanding for cottage gardens, rock walls and rock gardens, after flowering they leave behind exquisite seed heads - just right for everlasting flower arrangements. Hardiness Zones 3.
How to Grow Candytuft
- Plants can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Sow Candytuft seeds early in the season and cover lightly with 1/8" of fine soil.
- Space seeds or seedlings 8-10" apart. Candytuft are very easy to grow. They prefer full to partial sun and a well drained soil. They will do well in average or poor soils, and tolerate dry soil conditions.
- They prefer full to partial sun and a well drained soil. They will do well in average or poor soils, and tolerate dry soil conditions. They are perfect for rock gardens.
- Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season. Candytuft grows 1-15 inches tall. Perennial varieties should be mulched over winter to protect them from extreme cold. In the spring, prune back stems to about 4" to promote lush, fuller growth.