Rocket, Candytuft Seeds

Iberis

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Rocket, Candytuft Seeds

Iberis

The Rocket Candytuft is a beautiful and uniquely shaped evergreen plant that is covered with pure white flowers that bloom in early spring. This spreading variety grows to be 6" tall. Rocket is a harder to grow perennial that should be started in August for spring blooms.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Iberis umbellata

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

438

Packet

100 seeds

Seeds Per Ounce

12250

Sow Method

Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.1

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Iberis

Iberis, also known as Candytuft, are wonderful plants to grow along a border or in a rock garden. These flowers are showy because the bright white stands out brightly against the plant’s dark green foliage. They are also deer and rabbit resistant.

Before Planting: If you prefer, start the seeds indoors eight weeks before the last frost. If starting indoors, plant the seeds in individual pots and maintain a temperature of 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Planting: Sow seeds directly into the garden in the spring once all danger of frost has passed.

Watering: Water about 1 inch every week that it doesn’t rain.

Fertilizer: Fertilize Candytuft once in the early spring by working some fertilizer  in a ring around the plants. Use a low-nitrogen fertilizer, because too much nitrogen will cause lots of beautiful foliage but only a few blooms.

Days to Maturity: Iberis begins to bloom in the spring.

Harvesting: These flowers typically don’t make the greatest cut flowers as they are ground-hugging and used best as a border or groundcover.

Tips: While growing Candytuft plants, make sure you deadhead the spent blooms as soon as they fade to prolong the plant’s blooming season.

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