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Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake
Iberis sempervirens, commonly called candytuft, is a low-growing, spreading, woody-based, herbaceous perennial or sub-shrub which typically forms a foliage mound rising to 6-12” tall and spreading to 18” wide or more. It is native to southern Europe. It is evergreen in warm winter climates, but semi-evergreen in cold winter climates where the foliage may become straggly or otherwise suffer significant decline in harsh winters. Small, pure white, 4-petaled flowers in dense, flattened clusters (corymbs) appear in a profuse, early-to-late-spring bloom (March-May), the density of which often totally obscures the foliage beneath. Flowers sometimes gradually age to light pink. Numerous, oblong, entire, narrow, dark green, leathery leaves (1-1.5” long).
Genus name comes from the Greek word iberis indicating a plant from Iberia.
Specific epithet comes from semper meaning "always" and folia meaning "green" in reference to the evergreen foliage of this species.
'Snowflake' forms an evergreen clump of foliage around 10" tall (when in flower around 12") with a spread from 1-3'. A blanket of white blooms appear in spring and last several weeks. This cultivar is known for its profuse flowering and consistent, dense habit. Attractive to butterflies.
Excellent edging for borders, paths or walkways. Rock gardens. Sprawl over a wall. Interesting ground cover for small, sunny areas. Containers.
5064 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA
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Seth H. Richards
Locally owned and Family Operated Since 1932.
Dr. John Richards established Richards Tree Farm in Middle Smithfield, PA as an evergreen farm. Building on those roots, his Great Grandson, Seth Hastings Richards, has grown the farm into a full service Garden Center and Landscape installation business for the past 25 years. The farm specializes in Organic Gardening, Edible, Native, and Unique plants.