Laura, Pet Scribbles
Laura, Pet Scribbles
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Candytuft: An Easy Year-Round Garden Beauty


Whether you love to garden, or you can't be bothered and just want to put something into the ground and forget about it, Candytuft is a plant you should pick up this season at your local nursery or home improvement store. I'm not a garden "expert" but I am an avid gardener (still learning as I grow - pun intended!) and love sharing what has worked for me.
candytuft an easy year round garden beauty, flowers, gardening
These photos were taken March 2012. I call this plant "alyssum on steroids" for the blanket of white and the longevity of the bloom time!
candytuft an easy year round garden beauty, flowers, gardening
We needed something in the circled area that would complete this garden bed. I wanted something small, flowering, and evergreen. Candytuft fit the bill!
candytuft an easy year round garden beauty, flowers, gardening
Here's what our Candytuft looked like after planting one year prior. The plants survived the Winter and came up nice a bushy! They are getting there! :)
candytuft an easy year round garden beauty, flowers, gardening
And here's what our Candytuft looked like in 2013! Getting bushier and fuller!
candytuft an easy year round garden beauty, flowers, gardening
A photo looking straight down onto the flowers. Learn more about this plant - including growing and planting info - by clicking on my blog post below, which will take you to my post with more pictures too!
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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2 questions
  • Susan
    on Oct 6, 2018

    What is the bed edging material - it is beautiful - and did you do it yourself ???

  • Gayle G
    on Oct 7, 2018

    I live in zone 7. My candy tuft blooms in the spring only. It does get thicker, it spreads a little but not as your pictures shows. Do they bloom only in the spring in zone 7?

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  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    on May 9, 2014

    beautiful! I'll have to look into that as an option for my yard.

  • Lindy
    on Oct 4, 2016

    Perfect! We're in MA so your NJ winter is similar and that means candytuft survival for us! Looking for this now--or if not available--next spring. Who knew? I passed this one by numerous times so THANK YOU!

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