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Candy Ice Candytuft*

Iberis sempervirens 'Candy Ice'

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Candy Ice Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens 'Candy Ice') at Glen Echo Nurseries

Candy Ice Candytuft flowers

Candy Ice Candytuft flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

A beautiful variety that features a froth of snowy white flowers in spring, and very fine evergreen foliage for the rest of the year; benefits from good snow cover; vigorous, with a compact habit; a great edging or groundcover

Ornamental Features

Candy Ice Candytuft is smothered in stunning white flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Candy Ice Candytuft is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Candy Ice Candytuft is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Candy Ice Candytuft will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features