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Perennial Candytuft in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Iberis sempervirens

 

Perennial Candytuft

Iberis can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs. They have narrow leaves, and flowers, often mildly scented, in white, pink or purple shades. It is often used as ground cover and is great in rockeries or along walls. Iberis sempervirens is a spreading sub-shrub with dark green shiny evergreen foliage and mildly scented dense flower heads in late Spring to early Summer.

 
plant Features
  • Perennial Candytuft likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Perennial Candytuft likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Perennial Candytuft is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Perennial Candytuft likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Perennial Candytuft

Latin name

Iberis sempervirens

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Brassicaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Perennial Candytuft likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Perennial Candytuft is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Perennial Candytuft likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Perennial Candytuft likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Perennial Candytuft is 0.40meters x 0.30meters 0.40 M 0.30 M

Iberis sempervirens

Iberis can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs. They have narrow leaves, and flowers, often mildly scented, in white, pink or purple shades. It is often used as ground cover and is great in rockeries or along walls. Iberis sempervirens is a spreading sub-shrub with dark green shiny evergreen foliage and mildly scented dense flower heads in late Spring to early Summer.


Planting Outdoors spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out into a sunny site and water in. Grows well in poor soils. Looks good in rock gardens or in walls.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Early Autumn

Flowers appear from early Spring through Summer, and some will re-bloom in early Autumn

 
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