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Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)

Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Spreading or Ground Hugging Plant
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Iberis sempervirens Description

Candytuft forms attractive low growing mounds clothed in tiny green leaves, and carries masses of white blossom throughout the summer. Candytuft is suitable for edging or growing in rockeries and attracts feeding insects. 30cm tall x 60cm.


Iberis sempervirens - Cultivation Notes

This low growing alpine sub shrub flourishes in any well drained soil in full sun - being well suited to coastal / dry south facing areas. Plant in tubs or beds - it makes ideal drought tolerant edging. Avoid pruning


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Iberis sempervirens:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Iberis sempervirens:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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