Iberis ‘Alexander’s White’,  Evergreen Candytuft, zones 3-9

An old time favorite in the perennial garden.   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 selection is smothered by clusters of small pure white flowers in late spring and often again in the autumn. Cut back clumps after their main flowering each year to keep the clumps dense and looking good all year round. 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.

Sun Exposure:  full sun

Soil type: sandy or normal

Soil PH: all but prefers alkaline soils (consider adding lime if soil is acidic)

Soil Moisture: dry to average does not tolerate wet sites

Care level: easy

Flower color: white

Bloom time: midspring to early summer (and again in fall)

Foliage Color: glossy green

Uses and Characteristics:  alpine and rock, rock walls, slopes, edging, borders, groundcover, massed, containers, deer resistant, drought resistant

Flower head size: small

Height: 20-25 cm (8-10 inches) Width: 30-60 cm (12-23 inches)

Growth Rate: medium

Propagation:  Dig up rooted pieces from around the outside of the clumps.  Cuttings in summer.  Divide after blooming.  


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