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Iberis sempervirens/Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens / Iberis sempervirens
Makes a strong display of white flowers in late winter and spring
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Makes a strong display of white flowers in late winter and spring

Close-up of flowers

Plants will grow into a mound of white flowers

Border planting a traditional way of using candytuft

A large border planting

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Scientific Name: Iberis sempervirens
Common Name: Candytuft
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Two things are required for success with candytuft: full sunlight and a well drained soil. Remove about 1/3 of the growth after flowering is complete and mulch the plants in the colder zones to reduce damage during winter.