Iberis sempervirens Purity

Purity Dwarf Candytuft

 

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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.

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Good for Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Low Maintenance
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order during the ideal planting time for your region. Orders with this item will begin shipping the week of Feb. 25 and continue through mid-June. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 59555

Details

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.
SKU 59555
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
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
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 Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, 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

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.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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Wish it would bloom

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from Port Washington, Wisconsin

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Iberis sempervirens Purity:

Plants did not have a good root system upon arrival. Of the three plants ordered, one died and other two grew a little, but not much. I'm hoping that the plants will make it through the winter and show some growth next spring. They were definitely planted in full sun and should have done better - actually quite disappointed.

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Beautiful little plant

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from Dallas, Tx

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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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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