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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    A mid-border plant, this pink or lavender flower can flop, but is an attractive addition to the spring garden.

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    Latin Name

    Iberis umbellata


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Also Known As

    Garden Candytuft Purple Candytuft


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Toxicity

    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean


    History

    Introduced to cultivation in the 1600s, purple candytuft was mentioned by plantsman Bernard McMahon in his 1802 publication


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