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Evergreen Candytuft 'Little Gem'

Iberis sempervirens

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iberis (eye-BEER-is) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Gem
Additional cultivar information:(aka Weisser Zwerg)
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Hopkins, Minnesota

Fairfield, Pennsylvania

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 2, 2014, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have had great luck with this plant. I expanded my front border two summers ago and planted a few of these. I had never used candytuft before. I am very pleased with them; they form neat little mounds and are among the first plants to bloom in the spring. After blooming the foliage remains attractive. They survived a long and brutal Minnesota winter on a north-facing hill..

Neutral

On Apr 22, 2005, designart from Schwenksville, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Purchased 'Little Gem' becaused I loved the species and thuoght the smaller size could be utilized in tighter spaces. Unfortunately 2 of the 5 plants disappeared the first year and by the second year they were all gone. The only cultural condition they did not receive was full sun, although they did get over 1/2 day. Very disappointed with their performance.

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