Candytuff (eye-BEER-is: um-bell-AY-tuh) Brassicaceae:
Annual plants with bright white flowers, and nice uniform habit. Plants grow 12 inches tall. Very striking as a mass planting. Iberis umbellata 'Candy Cane White' is fast-growing and ideal for to mass plantings, large beds and used as an edging. The colors included in the 'Candy Cane' series produce a striking display of closely uniform plants. Best in a well-draining location in moderately fertile soils in a sunny to partly shaded garden. Seeds is easy to sow and can be direct sown outside in middle spring. Plants are heat and drought tolerant, being sun lovers but will tolerate some open shade.
Surface sow the seeds, with best germination at 75F. Germination normally takes less than two weeks. Needs light for best germination, but after the seeds begin to germinate Lightly cover with a thin layer of seed mix or soil to improve seedling establishment.