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Iberis pruitii

Perennial Candytuft

An ideal plant for the front of a boarder

Price 1 Litre Pots £3.99 Each - 3 for £10

Deep green evergreen leaves make a dense carpet and show off the flat clusters of white flowers. These are produced over a long season from late spring onwards and are loved by bees and butterflies.


Loves to bask in a sunny spot. Ideal for the front of a border or tumbling over the edge of a raised bed, good for a rock garden too.


Happiest in any well drained soil, easy to grow but add grit or sand to the base of the planting hole of your soil is heavy and wet in winter. remove dead flowers through the summer and prune to shape in late spring when required.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Alpine, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 5 cm - 15 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 38 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Medium, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Gravel garden, Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container


Typically available

From May to September