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Iberis sempervirens
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Plant Type: Perennials

A blanket of pure white! Quarter-sized clusters of flowers carpet the narrow, evergreen leaves from mid to late spring. An old-time favorite, Candytuft is a charming plant for perennial gardens. Because of its drought tolerance, it makes a great filler for crevices in walls or between the stones of walkways. It is also effective as edging or ground cover.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Candytuft is easily grown in well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. Plan to shear these plants back by about half right after they are finished flowering in order to promote new growth and a more compact growth habit.

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

1-2 ft.

Good Companions

Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis), False Rock Cress (Aubrieta ), Gloxinia-Hardy (Incarvillea delavayi), Peony-Garden (Paeonia ), Phlox-Creeping (Phlox subulata), Spurge-Cushion (Euphorbia polychroma)

Plant Height

1 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Low water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Edging, Cut flower or foliage, Evergreen, Drought tolerant, Border, Ground cover

Bloom Time

Mid to late spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests