Iberis Tahoe
Iberis 'Tahoe' photo courtesy of Syngenta Flowers

Candytuft

Evergreen Candytuft is a wonderful spring blooming perenial that can be used in a rock garden or as an edger in shrub and perennial borders. The glossy, evergreen foliage forms a perfect mound. 'Tahoe' is an early-flowering selection, producing clusters of small white flowers in mid to late spring. Shear lightly right after blooming, but otherwise leave plants alone in fall and early spring. because the foliage is evergreen.

  • Height: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Spread: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of full sun
  • Bloom Time: mid to late spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: white
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Candytuft in an area that gets at least four hours of direct sun in well drained soil. Plants in too much shade will be leggy and fail to flower well. Avoid overly rich soils or adding additional fertilizer. The plant is evergreen so do not cut it back in the fall. A light shearing after blooming is all that is required.