This small, evergreen perennial more commonly known as 'candytuft' has always been highly regarded as a decorative garden plant. The attractive foliage forms a neat dome which is
cloaked in lacy white flower heads throughout winter and spring.
Spot flowering can also appear during the rest of the year. A premium selection for edging gardens, rockeries or as a container specimen.
Choose a sunny location in any well drained, light soil. Prune by half after flowering to encourage new shoots and a fresh crop of flowers.
Feed with a slow release fertiliser in early spring.
Ideal as a 'betweener' in a mixed garden display where it will not only mask the absence of herbaceous perennials or bulbs during winter but also offers a sparkling display of flowers during this dull time of year.
Will grow in low light areas but may need more trimming to maintain a bushier form. Ideal in rockeries or for retaining walls and embankments where it will trail over edges if allowed.
Can be grown well in containers or smaller spaces also.