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Iberis sempervirens Snowsation

Scientific Name : Iberis sempervirens
Common Name : Evergreen Candytuft
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : None or when needed only
Spacing : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Perennial Candytuft is a bright spot in the early Spring garden.
Large white flowers cover the tidy, mounded plants and provide many weeks of flowering enjoyment.
Idea & Tips : Plant in full sun where possible.
Prefers well-drained soil.
Grower InformationThe largest flowers of any compact Iberis!
  • Plants flower uniformly and branch freely.
  • Well-recognized by gardeners and will attract their attention in the garden center.
  • Selected for its mid-season flowering and excellent branching.
Protection InformationEU PBRAF; PP29,637
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      68-72°F (20-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      300 ppm IBA
      Low to moderate
      100 ppm N starting at Day 10
      Yes, pinch after 4 weeks. Can be double pinched in the liner stage for even greater branching.
      42-49 days after sticking
      Iberis benefit from a basal IBA dip prior to sticking. Do not over-mist or high losses can occur.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      45 to 60°F (7 to 16°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Day length neutral
      Low to moderate
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Only if pinching not done in the liner stage.
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      Not typically needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Not particularly sensitive.
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      24 wks; requires vernalization
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      24 wks; requires vernalization
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Not recommended
      Bloom Months:
      March to April

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