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This compact plant is covered in drifts of tiny white flowers in the spring. It blooms at the same time as many of the spring bulbs and provides a nice accent among them.

Latin Name

Iberis sempervirens



Also Known As

Evergreen Candytuft

Type of Plant

Perennials Perennials

Bloom Season

April - May


Spring Spring


Max height Max Height: 1'
Max spread Max Spread: 1.5'


  • Ground Cover

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Rabbit
  • Deer
  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies


    Skin irritant Skin irritant


    Native Range

    Southern Europe

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3a 3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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