Domed clusters of fragrant flowers in all shades of pink, mauve or white, open all summer long. A popular and easily-grown plant, it is particularly useful for providing colourful ground cover in poor soil. This species is native to the Mediterranean region, but is also present in most of Europe, especially along the coasts, from Spain to Greece and also in northern America.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Candytuft, Globe Candytuft