Candytuft - Dwarf Fairy Mixed
This is an easy to grow, sparkling mixture of breezy cornflowers, including some exciting frosted bicolours. It is excellent for cottage garden borders, growing well in any soil, and is ideal for children. Long flowering blooms make fabulous cut flowers for the home. Flowers have no fragrance but a sweet to spicy clove like flavour. It is ideal for mixing with other flowers to make an attractive confetti for sprinkling over salads, omelettes and pasta dishes, or used on their own as an attractive garnish.
Sow seeds outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Sow 6mm deep, in rows 30cm apart or scatter seed in beds or borders as a gap filler and lightly cover over. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm apart.