Free-blooming plants from southern and western Europe with clusters of white, lavender, lilac, pink, rose, purple, carmine, or crimson blossoms. Perennial candytufts flower from early spring to summer. Annual species bloom in spring and summer; they are most floriferous where summer nights are cool. Use all kinds in borders, containers, for cutting. Perennials are also good as edgings, in rock gardens, as small-scale ground covers.
All types need well-drained soil. In spring or (in mild climates) fall, sow seeds of annuals in place or in flats for later transplanting. Set out perennial plants in spring or fall. Shear lightly after bloom to stimulate new growth.
Bushy plants 12– 15 in. high, 9 in.wide. Lanceshaped leaves to 3 1/2 in. long; flowers in pink, rose, carmine, crimson, salmon, lilac, and white. Lower-growing strains Dwarf Fairy and Magic Carpet, available in the same colors, reach 6 in. high.
Coarse, sturdy plants with bold blooms. Includes sunflower. Most are prime subjects for cut flowers. P...
Mediterranean native to 2 1/2 ft. high, 1/2 ft.wide. Bears so-called everlasting flowers,with daisylik...
From the Great Plains of the United States. To 2 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Flowers have drooping yello...