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Iberis sempervirens (Evergreen candytuft)

Iberis sempervirens Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Iberis sempervirens eye-BEER-iss sem-per-VEER-enz Common Name: Evergreen candytuft Synonyms: Iberis commutata Genus: Iberis
This evergreen subshrub slowly spreads to form a tidy cushion of shiny dark green leaves. In late spring and early summer, numerous flattened clusters of 4-petaled snow-white flowers nearly cover the foliage. Iberis sempervirens makes an effective edging for a sunny border.
Noteworthy characteristics: This is a very floriferous, trouble-free groundcover for a sunny site.
Care: Grow in average but well-drained soil in full sun. After flowering, lightly shear the plants to keep them neat and bushy.
Propagation: Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Root softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems: Clubroot, damping off, gray mold, and a few fungal spots rarely affect plants. Also watch for snails, slugs, and caterpillars.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Spring; Summer
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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