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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|
|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.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.
You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
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.
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