Low bushy plants produce abundant brilliant, sweet-scented flowers in a mix of fairy colors all summer. Mounds up to 2' in diameter boast shiny green foliage. Butterflies love it. It was hard to decide whether to classify this as an herb or flower!
Because of the extreme ease of its cultivation, it's great for a children's garden or cottage garden.
One would think Candytuft got is name from its pink and white flowers, which look like confectioner's candy. The name actually comes from Candia or Crete, from where it was imported to England in Elizabethan times.
A Colonial favorite, Candytuft was always included in the herb garden as a treatment for rheumatism and used for centuries as a seasoning. Purple forms of Candytuft were in European gardens by the last 1500's when this was known as "Billy-Come-Home-Soon".
Scatter seeds into your garden site in spring in cool soil.