Annual. FULL SUN. Native to Southern Europe it was first grown by the botanist Gerard in 1596 and named for its place of origin, Candia, also known as Crete. Historically the plant was used as a substitute for mustard, but now is considered purely for its ornamental value. The 6 inch high plants are covered with white ‘tufts’ of flowers. Blooms June-September, but may become dormant during prolonged hot spells.
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