Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) is an evergreen perennial that derives its name from the fragrant flower umbels covering it from late spring to early summer, sometimes making the foliage darker.
Candytuft, also known as Iberis, is a genus of around 50 species in the Brassicaceae family native to Europe and Asia. Candytuft has dark green foliages and small but showy flowers. The plant can reach heights between 15 cm and 30 cm.
The perennial candytuft is most often found in bright, pure white varieties with emerald-green leaves. Some varieties have white flowers that fade to a soft, pale lavender in the center, giving these plants an added bonus of color.
For even more color, consider the annual candytuft species, available in shades of purple and pink.