Botanical Name: Iberis sempervirens
Common Name: Candytuft  
Plant photo of: Iberis sempervirens
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen, Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Mediterranean, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Linda Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

A profusion of bright white flower clusters above a tidy mound of little, dark green, evergreen leaves makes this a great addition to a perennial border. An early spring bloomer, its clean white flowers are a perfect foil for bright colored spring bulbs. After blooming, shear of spent flowers to encourage more leaf growth and for a tidy green mound. Grows about 12 inches tall and wide.
Grow in full sun to light shade. Needs well drained soil. Shear off spent flowers after blooming to encourage a tidy appearance. Deer and rabbit resistant.