Persian Candytuft

Commonly known as Persian Candytuft or Persian watercress, Aethionema is a genus of around 60[1] Brassicaceae (mustard) family species.

Persian Candytuft

This Mediterranean region native is often kept as a garden plant and sometimes naturalized outside its natural range. Persian candytuft is magnificent Old-World watercress cultivated for its fragrant pink flowers.

Persian Watercress

The plant is a short-lived, multi-stemmed perennial that usually forms scattered mounds of 15 to 30 cm (maximum 40 cm) in height. Its leaves are evergreen and have about 15 pink to purple cross-shaped flowers in terminal clusters.

Pink Persian Candytuft Flowers

Typically, the Persian Candytuft flowers come out in late spring to early summer.

White Persian Candytuft Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“Aethionema armenum Stonecress, Persian Candytuft”. Accessed December 02, 2021. Link.


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