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Candy Tuft Alexander's White

Candy Tuft Alexanders White, Iberis sempervirens, Candy Tuft View Larger Image
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Mid spring bloomer Alexanders white Candy Tuft is a woody low growing shrub that will be evergreen in warmer winter climates but semi evergreen in colder regions. Its pure white flowers make a carpet of color that attract butterflies. Plant in full sun in a rock garden, between crevices or on a slope. Its deer resistant and easy to grow. (Iberis sempervirens)

Zones 3 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall, 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Size Plant - 3" pot

Plant Information

Candy Tuft or Iberis sempervirens is an amazing petite blooming ground cover. It requires well-draining soils and lots of sun, perfect for rock gardens or border plantings. This charming perennial is a great addition to any garden bed as long as it’s not very wet or shaded. It’s a relatively fast grower that is very easy to maintain. Its foliage is semi evergreen and after it blooms you can clip back any of the dead blossoms and it will maintain its green shape for the rest of the season.

Common Name Candy Tuft
Botanical Name Iberis sempervirens
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Groundcover
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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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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