Little Gem Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens 'Little Gem'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||i-BE-ris sem-per-VY-renz|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing 6 in. tall, 10 to 15 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring into early summer|
|Design Ideas||The best Candytuft for trough gardens filled with tiny, needlepoint-scale perennials, and perfectly adapted to very small city gardens. It is an even smaller version of the diminutive old favorite cherished for its snow white flowers. An ideal candidate for all white and moonlight gardens and a popular rock-garden plant grown in small masses of pure color.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9