Golden Candy Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens 'Golden Candy'

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Golden Candy Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens 'Golden Candy') at Spruce It Up Garden Centre

Golden Candy Candytuft flowers

Golden Candy Candytuft flowers

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Golden Candy Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens 'Golden Candy') at Spruce It Up Garden Centre

Golden Candy Candytuft foliage

Golden Candy Candytuft foliage

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Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3


Features a springtime blanket of snowy white flowers and tidy chartreuse evergreen foliage; often treated as a perennial, this is actually a low growing shrub; benefits from snow cover; good for general garden use; requires good drainage

Ornamental Features

Golden Candy Candytuft is smothered in stunning white flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring. Its attractive narrow leaves remain chartreuse in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Candy Candytuft is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

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.

Golden Candy Candytuft is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Golden Candy Candytuft will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 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
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features