Scientific Name : Iberis sempervirens
Common Name : Evergreen Candytuft
Hardiness Zone : 3a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Every two weeks
Spacing : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Pure white flowers cover the evergreen leaves in Spring.
Idea & Tips : Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
Grower Information : Medium-habit Iberis cascades over walls or is useful as a groundcover. Evergreen foliage has long leaves; pure white flowers in early Spring appear iridescent in sunlight. Woody base can be cut back easily if needed.
Daylength : Iberis will bloom under any daylength.
Propagation Information : Hormone will improve rooting. Avoid saturated media. Pinch to improve habit and to bulk-up rooted cutting.
: Plant Maturity:
Cold treatment beneficial, but not required for flowering. Plants should be bulked under natural short days for a 4-8 week period. Mature, bulked up plants will respond more favorably to cold treatment.Temperature:
More uniform flowering; increase in number of flowers.
Plant Growth Regulators : Generally not needed.