Iberis sempervirens

Scientific name: Iberis sempervirens

Synonym: Iberis commutata


Common names: “Candytuft”

Plant Type: Evergreen subshrub/groundcover


Zone: 5-9

Light: Full sun , few flowers in shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Neutral-alkaline soil

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: 12-18″ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: narrow, dark green leaves

Flower: Pure white, in dense heads , at first flattish, later becoming roundedperennial candytuft

Pruning: Light pruning after flowering

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Rock garden, over rock walls, edging, flower borders

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Disease resistant

*Deer and Rabbit proof

Comments: Its bin around for 150 years, tough plant

Cultivars: I. s. ‘Snowflake’ ~AGM winner



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