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Summer Snowdrift Candytuft

Iberis amara 'Summer Snowdrift'

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Summer Snowdrift Candytuft (Iberis amara 'Summer Snowdrift') at Rainbow Gardens

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft flowers

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft (Iberis amara 'Summer Snowdrift') at Rainbow Gardens

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft in bloom

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft (Iberis amara 'Summer Snowdrift') at Rainbow Gardens

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft flowers

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Brand:  Darwin Perennials

Description:

An attractive annual in the north and tender perennial in the south; features a froth of showy white flowers that start late but continue all summer; tidy evergreen foliage; good for groundcover, containers, and general garden use

Ornamental Features

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Summer Snowdrift Candytuft will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.