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Iberis sempervirens 'Schneeflocke'

Candytuft

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Previoulsy known as 'Snowflake'. A useful plant for rock gardens and well-drained borders, forming dense evergreen mats which make a good background for the round heads of white candytuft flowers in late spring and early summer. When not in flower, the mats make a good background for other flowers that enjoy similar growing conditions, especially rock plants like thrift, alpine pinks and early dwarf spring bulbs. They also provide structure to a rock garden in winter when there is little else to see. Plant strategically along paths or to outline steps etc to make the most of this valuable feature. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Iberis

Species: sempervirens

Cultivar: Schneeflocke

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July


Reader reviews

cejl1970

My father gave me a clump of this from his aunt's garden where she had in growing in the early 1970's and I now have clumps of it all over my garden. It divides so easily and is very hardy. It is probably the whitest flower you'll ever see in a garden. Well worth having.


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