Botanical Name: Iberis sempervirens
Common Name: Evergreen Candytuft  
Plant photo of: Iberis sempervirens
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • 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



Very Low, Low, Medium


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type



Soil Condition



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
Photographer: Linda Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

This Evergreen Candytuft is a compact plant that grows 12"-18" tall. Its leaves are dark green in color, and in the early spring, it exhibits clusters of pure white flowers that are borne at branch ends.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.