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 four-petaled snow-white flowers nearly cover the foliage. Iberis sempervirens makes an effective edging for a sunny border.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis is a very floriferous, trouble-free ground cover for a sunny site.
CareGrow in average but well-drained soil in full sun. After flowering, lightly shear the plants to keep them neat and bushy.
PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Root softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
ProblemsClubroot, damping off, gray mold, and a few fungal spots rarely affect plants. Also, watch for snails, slugs, and caterpillars.
- Genus : Iberis
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Spring, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : White