Iberis sempervirens Snowflake description
Very bright, white flowers in spring and early summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a border, or cascading over a wall, rockery or by a patio and is trouble-free in any reasonably drained soil.
Common name: Snowflake Candytuft.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space in the front of a plant border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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