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Iberis sempervirens

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
eye-BEER-is sem-per-VY-renz
Description

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.

Sun to light shade tolerates a range of soil types provided there is good drainage.

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Alexander White'
Tags:
#white#evergreen#sun#spring#perennial#light shade#salt tolerant#playground#cpp#children's garden#ground cover
Cultivars:
  • 'Alexander White'
Tags:
#white#evergreen#sun#spring#perennial#light shade#salt tolerant#playground#cpp#children's garden#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Iberis
    Species:
    sempervirens
    Family:
    Brassicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 9 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    White flowers of up to 2 in. clusters in March-May
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    1-1.5 in., shiny, deep green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt