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Candytuft

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Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens

Best grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun. Less floriferous if grown in part shade. Well-drained soil is the key to growing this plant well. Cut or sheer plants stems back by 1/3 after flowering to encourage new growth and to maintain compact habit. In cold winter climates, mulch plants with evergreen boughs in winter to help minimize potential damage from sun scorch and desiccation.  

Growing Conditions

Height 6 to 12 inches
Light Requirements Full sun
Bloom time April to May
Zone 3 to 8

Additional Info

Wet, poorly-drained soils inevitably lead to crown rot

Susceptible to club root which results in stunted growth

Desiccation and sun scorch may damage the evergreen foliage in cold winter climates

 

All info from Missouri Botanical Garden