Evergreen Candytuft 'Purity'

Iberis sempervirens

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iberis (eye-BEER-is) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: Purity
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Foliage Color:

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer



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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Vista, California

Seaford, Delaware

Lithonia, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Macomb, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Salvisa, Kentucky

Eastpointe, Michigan

Auburn, New Hampshire

Clarksville, New York

Jefferson, New York

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Salem, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Dallas, Texas

Georgetown, Texas

Mc Kinney, Texas

Cascade, Virginia

Pembroke, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 31, 2009, ksongbird from Stone Mountain, GA wrote:

I have had this plant in my garden for three years now and it does great. I get flowers in early Spring until early summer. they are beautiful. I am in zone 8 and sometimes I can get flowers in the fall. When not in flower it is a nice evergreen plant.


On Aug 2, 2006, jdgjdg from Houston, TX wrote:

Nice flowers and foliage. Planted a row in partial/full west-facing Houston sun. Did great in the spring, but all died by mid-summer.