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Snowsation Candytuft*

Iberis sempervirens 'Snowsation'

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Snowsation Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens 'Snowsation') at Glen Echo Nurseries

Snowsation Candytuft flowers

Snowsation Candytuft flowers

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Snowsation Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens 'Snowsation') at Glen Echo Nurseries

Snowsation Candytuft in bloom

Snowsation Candytuft in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Brand:  Darwin Perennials

Description:

This selection features masses of large white flower clusters in spring, lasting for weeks; fine evergreen foliage forms a perfect mound for the rest of the year, benefits from snow cover in winter; makes a dramatic mass planting

Ornamental Features

Snowsation Candytuft is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Snowsation 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.

Snowsation Candytuft is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Snowsation Candytuft will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 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