Globe Candytuft is a showy annual that forms dense mounds covered with flowers in spring and summer. The range of colors is broad, including deep purple, lavender, deep rose, light pink, cream, and white. Globe Candytuft was established in early colonial American gardens, and Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon offered it in his 1804 broadsheet.
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost at 70 degrees F. Transplant to cell-packs once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Take care not to damage the tap root and plant in well-drained to dry soil. Seeds can also be direct-sown around the last frost. Approximately 90-110 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Zone|
|Full Sun||Transplant||1/16"||8-12" apart||12-18"H||Hardy Annual|