Iberis ‘Summer Snowdrift’
While most Iberis have their big show of blooms in the spring, Iberis ‘Summer Snowdrift’ puts on the grand finale – blooming at the height of summer! This hybrid has beautiful sheets of white flowers that bloom over tidy evergreen foliage. Though they start late, they have a long flowering window and can bloom through the heat of summer.
Iberis is actually considered a woody subshrub (with a woody interior), but it is often treated as an herbaceous perennial in the south and an attractive annual in the north. It can grow 10-12”H x 12-14”W. Its common name is candytuft and it’s native to southern and western Europe.
Plant them in sun or partial shade and water regularly. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. Well-drained soil is best. It grows at a fast rate and can be sheared lightly after bloom to stimulate new growth. As an evergreen perennial, this plant will keep its form and foliage all year long.
It has a mounded, compact growth habit which makes them great as a small-scale groundcover. They also make great borders and edgings in walkways.
“Summer Snowdrift” has high heat tolerance and attracts bees and butterflies to its mass of white blooms. It requires little care and is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
We are currently growing Iberis “Summer Snowdrift” in gallons.