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Globe Candytuft
Scientific Name: Iberis umbellata L.
Synonym:
Family: Brassicaceae
Globe Candytuft (Iberis  umbellata)
Iberis umbellata in Curtis Botanical Magazine
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones

Heat Tolerance: Does not tolerate heat, winter annual in the low deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Mediterranean basin

Growth Habits: Bushy annual, 12 to 15 inches tall (30-37 cm), 6 inches spread (15 cm), dwarf cultivars stay below 6 inches tall (15 cm); shiny green lance-shaped leaves, up to 3.5 inches long (8.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, needs good drainage, prefers calcareous soils

Propagation: Seeds, germinate quickly in 1 to 2 weeks, don't cover them much, or not at all


The candytuft was used as a herbal treatment for rheumatism.

Blooming Habits:
The globe candytuft bears small sweet-scented white, pink, or red flowers, in umbels. These are good cut flowers. Deadhead to get a longer blooming period.

Fruiting Habits:


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