Perennial Candytuft - Iberis sempervirens


Iberis sempervirens is a spreading plant to 30cm in height, with narrow, dark green leaves. Flowers pure white, in dense heads to 4 cm in width, at first flattish, later becoming rounded.

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Occasional escape from cultivation and usually seen close to habitation.

When to see it

Flowering from late spring.

Life History

Evergreen plant.

UK Status

There are occasional records of this species being found away from cultivation in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Common names
Perennial Candytuft
Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
20/03/2020 (Cunningham, Sally)
Last record:
20/03/2020 (Cunningham, Sally)

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