Friday, May 07, 2010

Evergreen Candytuft Purity

Evergreen Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'
(eye-BEER-is) (sem-per-VY-renz)

This plant is always nice to see in the early spring. It is wonderful for edging and the rock garden. It is extremely hardy but doesn’t like to be wet in the winter. Once established it can survive in hot and dry areas. There used to be several in the garden only a few survive today because of the deer. They seem to particularly relish this plant for some reason. This plant should be sheared immediately after flowering to promote bushiness and to remove the unattractive berries.

1 comment:

Pat said...

I think this grows wild here in the CA foothills, too, or something that looks very much like it.

Very pretty flower close up aswell as at a distance.