Scientific Name: Iberis sempervirens
Common Name: evergreen candytuft, rock candytuft, candytuft
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Semi-evergreen
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Spiraled, Leathery, Lustrous, Linear, Oblong, Spatulate, Dentate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Purple, Pink, Apr-May
Fruit: Silicle, Green, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Low growing spreading (semi-)evergreen; leaves spiralled, linear to spathulate, most blades 2.5-4.5cm long x 3-5mm wide, glabrous, margins entrie; racemes flat-topped; forets with 4 bright white petals (some cultivars pink to purple), Apr-May; silicles ovate to rounded and usually notched, 6-8mm x 5-6mm (racemes elongate as they form).