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Iberis sempervirens Little Gem
Iberis sempervirens Little Gem
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Iberis sempervirens Little Gem

Evergreen Candytuft

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.285.070

(='Weisser Zwerg') Evergreen Candytuft is a spring blooming favourite, often seen cascading over rocks and walls, or used as a groundcover. The glossy, evergreen foliage forms a perfect mound. This German selection is very compact in size, bearing clusters of small white flowers in late spring. Prune lightly right after blooming, but otherwise leave plants alone in fall and early spring. Drought tolerant, once established. Prefers a well-drained site, so avoid heavy clay soils that stay wet in winter. Not easily divided.

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Iberis sempervirens Little Gem

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate