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Candytuft


Iberis sempervirens

Candytuft

Sparkling white candytuft, with its cool evergreen foliage, brightens any rock garden or wall for several weeks in spring. At bloom time, plants are covered with umbels of pure white flowers that fade to pink. Compact selections are now available. Where happy, this plant will spread. Supply good drainage, and cut back spent flowers to keep plants neat.

Light:
Sun
Zones:
5-9
Plant Type:
Perennial
Plant Height:
To 1 foot tall
Plant Width:
8-16 inches wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Winter Interest,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Plant It With
Rock cress

The jewel tones of rock cress show off brightly against white candytuft. Both plants enjoy similar conditions.

Basket-of-gold

Bright yellow basket of gold and candytuft make a fine pairing in a rock garden or tumbling over a wall. Basket of gold has lance-shape, often silvery leaves that contrast with the dark evergreen leaves of candytuft.

Veronica

The brilliant blue flowers of prostrate speedwell are highlighted against white candytuft. Both enjoy excellent drainage and full sun.