Botanical Name: Iberis sempervirens
Common Name: Evergreen Candytuft  
Plant photo of: Iberis sempervirens
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial, Annual


Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Mediterranean, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Street Tree, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Linda Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

This Evergreen Candytuft is a compact plant that grows 12"-18" tall. Its leaves are dark green in color; in the early spring, it exhibits clusters of pure white flowers that are borne at branch ends.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.