Iberis sempervirens Purity

Purity Dwarf Candytuft

6" tall x 12" wide. Iberis sempervirens Purity is a tidy compact variety of Iberis that blooms in late spring with a profusion of bright white flower clusters. The mounding, evergreen foliage looks good year-round.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height6" tall
Mature Spread12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014593

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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6" tall x 12" wide (cutting propagated). 'Purity' is a wonderful dwarf form of common Candytuft. With its handsome evergreen foliage and large white flower clusters, use it along walkways and the front edges of perennial borders. This evergreen groundcover is also salt tolerant.
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SKUHC014593
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Purity Dwarf Candytuft
Botanical Name
Iberis sempervirens Purity
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Evergreen
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Iberis (Candytuft)

Iberis (Candytuft) is a group of Old World annual and evergreen perennials known for their showy white flowers and attractive, tidy growth habit.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plants do well in a range of soil types including sand and loam. Position in full sun. Don't plant in clay soils.
  • Mulch with most common mulch materials.
  • Iberis prefers soils with average moisture and needs supplemental irrigation in hot summer weather.
  • Deadhead the plants after flowering is finished. Trim back removing the top third of the stems along with spent flowers to thicken the plant's foliage and keep the plant tidy.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.

Special comments:

  • Perennial Iberis plants are evergreen and will benefit from some winter protection of the foliage to prevent leaf scorch in cold climates. Cover with evergreen boughs or a blanket of pine needles. Uncover in early to mid-spring.

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