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Iberis sempervirens Snowflake



Cascades of pure white flowers in early summer

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

This low growing shrub is commonly known as Candytuft, a good description of the clusters of small white flowers that blanket the plant in late spring and early summer. The narrow, glossy leaves mix elegantly with the flowers, making a very versatile ground cover plant.


It enjoys being placed anywhere it can have full sun, in hanging baskets, in cracks in walls and amongst rocks, on the edge of borders and in containers. Great as ground cover.


It grows well in chalky and sandy soils that are well-drained. Clip off the flower stems after flowering to help it stay in shape.

The pruning should be done after the flowering period. This plant is drought-resistant. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Alpine, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
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 March to September