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Candytuft, Evergreen Candytuft
Scientific Name: Iberis sempervirens L.
Family: Brassicaceae
Candytuft, Evergreen Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
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Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: 4-10

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

Candytuft, Evergreen Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Cultural Practices:
Plant in late fall, early winter for winter blossom in warm areas.

Blooming Habits:
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.

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