Iberis sempervirens Purity
Purity Dwarf Candytuft
Details6" 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.
|Common Name||Purity Dwarf Candytuft|
|Botanical Name||Iberis sempervirens Purity|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||6" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Bee Friendly, Groundcover, Evergreen, Low Maintenance, Adds Texture|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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.
- 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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Comments about High Country Gardens Iberis sempervirens Purity:
I love this plant. It looks beautiful year round. Low growing, short mounding plant with pretty white flowers in spring. We are now experiencing several days of below freezing temps in Zone 8, down to teens at night. This is one of few plants in my yard that doesn't look like I poured boiling water over it. I will add more Iberis 'Purity' in the spring.
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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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