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Snowsurfer™ Forte Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens 'Forte'

A classic early-spring flowering perennial gets an upgrade, with bigger, more prolific flowers and longer bloom time. A spreading, mounding plant that spills over walls and container edges. Can stand alone or be grouped to create a groundcover. An herbaceous perennial.
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Your climate may be too warm for this plant: 9


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 Maturity6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCranesbill (Geranium); Lithodora (Lithodora); Pinks (Dianthus); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Your climate may be too warm for this plant