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Iberis sempervirens

Common Name(s):
Candytuft, Evergreen candytuft
Cultivar(s):
Alexander White
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

Good for accent areas; cut candytuft back severely at least every other year to insure that it does not become tall and leggy; candytuft is actually a woody plant, but is often treated as a herbaceous perennial; this plant is occasionally damaged by deer.  Candytuft is moderately salt tolerant.

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Capsule

Season:
Spring
Height:
9-18 in.
Flower Color:
White
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Foliage:
1-1.5 in., shiny, deep green leaves
Flower:
White flowers of up to 2 in. clusters in March-May
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; range of soil types provided there is good drainage
Size:
Height of 12 in. with a spread of 3-4 ft.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Mounds
Propagation:
Cuttings taken midsummer, seed
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well-drained, alkaline soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
cpp, perennial, playground, white, sun, play, light shade, children’s garden, groundcover, salt tolerant, spring, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 300

Iberis sempervirens Iberis sempervirens
Iberis sempervirens Iberis sempervirens
Shihmei Barger, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0