Candytuft is easily grown in average, well-drained, alkaline soils; well-drained soil is very important for Candytuft. Shear plants by about half after they are finished flowering to promote new growth and a more compact growth habit. Stems may root when they touch the ground.
An old-time favorite, candytuft is a charming plant for perennial gardens. Because of its drought tolerance, it makes great filler for crevices in walls or between the stones of walkways. Attributes: border plant, cut flower, drought tolerant, edging and groundcover. Attracts butterflies.