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Candytuft 'Dwarf Fairy' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

Iberis umbellata

Hardy Annual

Showy plants for borders and bedding, with loads of lightly scented flowers throughout the summer in a wide colour range. The ideal last minute border filler. The dried seedheads also make a decorative dried flower.

Culinary note: Both the leaves and flowers of candytuft can be eaten raw and have a taste similar to that of a sweet broccoli. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99
Where to sow: Outdoors where they are to flower.
Preparation: Prepare the ground by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones.
Sowing: Sow 3mm (1/8in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart, or scatter seed in beds or borders as a gap filler and lightly cover over. Germination usually takes 14-30 days.
Growing:When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm (9in) apart. Water regularly until plants are fully established. Cut back the plants to remove faded candytuft flowers and maintain a neat, compact habit. The seed heads can be cut and dried for flower arrangements.
For earlier flowering: Sow outdoors during late summer/early autumn for overwintering.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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