Iberis sempervirens

Common Names: Perennial candytuft, evergreen candytuft
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Mustard family

A low-growing, spreading, woody-based, herbaceous perennial which typically forms a foliage mound 6 to 12 inches tall and spreading to 18 inches wide. It is evergreen in warm winter climates, but semi-evergreen in cold winter climates where the foliage may suffer significant decline in harsh winters. Small, pure white, 4-petaled flowers in dense, flattened clusters appear in a profuse, early-to-late-spring bloom which often totally obscures the foliage. Flowers sometimes gradually age to light pink. Numerous, oblong, entire, dark green, leathery leaves (1 to 1.5 inches long).

Most commonly found in flower gardens and landscaping in Connecticut.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Pink
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.