Candytuft, Evergreen Candytuft
Scientific Name: Iberis sempervirens L.
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Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
sunset: All zones as annual
Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Southern Europe
Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, woody with age, 6 to 1 foot tall (15-30 cm), 10 to 16 inches wide (25-40 cm)
Watering Needs: Regular water, needs good drainage
Propagation: Seeds, softwood cuttings, divisions
Plant in late fall, early winter for winter blossom in warm areas.
The candytuft has small, pure white flowers in compact corymbs, in the spring. The flowers sometimes acquire a pinkish tinge when they get older. Iberis can be kept in light shade but produces much less flowers. Shear the plants after they finish blooming to keep them compact.
The seeds germinates in two to three weeks. Named varieties are propagated by cuttings.