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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