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Iberis spp.

Iberis sempervirens by Heron2 (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Candytuft Overview

An Old World genus of annuals, perennials or subshrubs in the Brassicaceae family with 29 accepted species. They have narrow leaves and dense flowerheads usually in white, pink or purple. Commonly known as candytuft, in the garden they are often used as rock garden ornamentals, thriving on poor, freely-draining soils in full sun.

Common problems with Candytuft

How to propagate Candytuft


Propagation is by seeds in the spring, sub-shrubs and shrubs by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.


Other uses of Candytuft

Grown for their flowers and excellent for rock gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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