Iberis amara


This plant attracts the following butterflies:

Comma, Green-veined White, Large Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell

slide from 2003:


Green-veined White on Candytuft. July 6.

Another image from the past:

Green-veined White on Candytuft

Green-veined White on Candytuft.


Candytuft has not only attracted Green-veined White butterflies; I recorded Comma and Large Skipper butterflies visiting Candytuft in 2001. It was equally useful as a butterfly plant in 2002.

Saw a Small Tortoiseshell feeding on Candytuft on Friday 20 June 2003.


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Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Sow outdoors March to May and August to September every 3 weeks in moist soil. Cover with 1/2 cm of fine soil.

Flowers in June to September

Height: 15-25cm (6-10in)
Spread: 10-25cm (4-6in)

This page last updated April 18, 2004