IBERIS umbellata (Annual Candytuft)
Iberis Umbellata, common name garden candytuft or annual candytuft. These kinds of candytufts are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and is a perfect summer annual for growing any setting. Commonly grown as an edging plant or window boxes, Iberis Umbellata is native to Mediterranean region and found old growing wild through most of Europe. Common along the coasts and even in Spain and Greece. It can become a bit untidy looking once flowering is over so planting some other late season flowers in same area is good idea.
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Scientific Name: Iberis Umbellata
Common Name: Annual candytuft
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Europe
Habitats: Bushy and rocky places
Height: 12-18 " tall
Spread: 48 "
Ease of care: Easy to grow and low maintenance
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Early to Mid-summer, Early Spring
Flower Color: Pink, Purple, White
Water Requirement: Regular watering allowing the soil to partially dry each time.
Soil Type: Prefers a calcareous soil but tolerates mildly acid soils.
Characteristics: Good for cut, Fragrant flowers, Showy