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Candy Tuft

Iberis sempervirens 'Snow Cone'

Clusters of brilliant white flowers surround spiky green foliage.

Iberis sempervirens is an evergreen, compact perennial. Narrow, dark green leaves are 1"-1½" long and ¼" wide. Clusters of brilliant white flowers cover the top of the plant in late Spring into early Summer. Prune the flowers just as they are fading to maintain a lush habit and possibly another bloom cycle. Candytuft is an easy care perennial. Prefers average watering with well drained soil. Will tolerate drought once established. Adapts to various soil types with good drainage. The compact habit makes it perfect for borders and edging. Mature height 6"-12", spread 12"-24"


Bloom Time:

Blooms spring

Mature Height:

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

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Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 55-65°F in high light, keep evenly moist not overly wet. Fertilize once actively growing. Pinch around 4 weeks then shear back post flowering for compact well branched plants. Generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.

Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Give a slight pinch to promote branching. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow when planted in well-drained soil in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.