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Iberis (eye-BEER-iss)

Common Name:  Candytuft

Light:  - Full sun to part shade

Soil:  Average to loamy, well-drained

Moisture:  Average, somewhat drought tolerant

Blooms:  Spring

Zones:  3 - 9


Iberis sempervirens

Iberis 'Snowflake'

Iberis Description and Cultural Information

Iberis sempervirens, candytuft. 6 - 12". Iberis is covered with flat clusters of white flowers in the spring over narrow, needle-like, evergreen foliage. It spreads to form mounding clumps. 'Autumn Snow' has large white flowers in spring and reblooms in the fall. 'Snowflake' is a wide but compact selection with dense white flowers.

How to Grow:  Plant Iberis in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plants will become leggy in rich soil or in too much shade and prefer hot, dry conditions for best growth and blooms. Shear them back after flowering to maintain a compact mound, if needed. Plants can be propagated by division or stem cuttings.

Landscape uses:  Use Iberis as an edging plant or in rock gardens. Plant them with other early spring bloomers such as creeping phlox, pasque flower (Pulsatilla), rock cress (Arabis), and spring bulbs.

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