April to May
sun, part shade
USDA zones 5-10
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Iberis taurica is a small rock garden plant. It is much smaller than comon candytuft.
It grows a small mound of dark green, spatulate leaf rosettes. In April or May, it produces charming large flat clusters of lilac-tinged white flowers. Individual plants may be short-lived, but it can regrow from seedlings.
This plant has been a good performer in the Crevice Rock Garden at the Xeriscape Garden. The lilac-pink tinge to the flowers is unusual and attractive.
Trim off spent flowers after blooming to keep the plant attractive. Trim off brown portions of stems in the spring before new growth starts.