Little Gem Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens 'Little Gem'

Compact, mounding perennial prized for its spectacular display of white flowers. Use in borders, rock gardens, as a decorative accent or in containers. Plant with spring flowering annuals. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationi-BE-ris sem-per-VY-renz
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing 6 in. tall, 10 to 15 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring into early summer
Design IdeasThe 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureCompact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds 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

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