Evergreen Candytuft, Edging Candytuft
|Covered with masses of small fragrant white flowers in spring, these evergreen ground covers are excellent for edging, rock gardens and containers, especially in combination with spring flowering bulbs. Slow to moderate in growth, plants form 1- to 2-foot-wide mounds. Drought-tolerant once established. The many varieties include 'Little Gem', a 6-inch-high dwarf, 'Purity', intermediate-size with large flowers, and 'Snowflake', which flowers in spring and fall. The deep green leaves have a neat, clean look. Shear plants after bloom to keep compact. Cut back hard every few years.
This low, matlike, deep green ground cover brings forth pure white flower clusters that cover the plant for several weeks in spring.
Attributes - Iberis sempervirens
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Mid Spring
Flower Color: White
Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Spider Mites.
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'