Iberis – Snowball™ – Evergreen Candytuft – Iberis hybrid
Needs Good Drainage
Great in beds, along walkways, and on patios.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Groundcover, Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
All other Iberis Early Spring finish. Absolutely Amethyst
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch 1-2 times: soft pinch at liner planting & again 4 weeks later to maintain even growth.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
-Size pots up in late fall and then put to bed for winter. In spring add a bit of heat for color development.
-Absolutely Amethyst flowers in late spring and early summer rather than in early spring when other Iberis flower.
Habit and flowering will be improved with vernalization.
Planting & Timing Information: Like most perennials - Order liners in summer and transplant into finished container size. After growing through the fall treat as you would other perennials and allow plants to go dormant through the winter.
- All other Iberis Early Spring finish. Absolutely Amethyst Late Spring Finish.
-Winter foliage is purple in color and spring emergence of Absolutely Amethyst is later than other Iberis, by about 4-6 weeks. Absolutely Amethyst flowers much later than traditional Iberis roughly 6-8 weeks later so plan on late spring finish only for Absolutely Amethyst
-Finish Time 4-5": from previous summer planting, plants will finish in late spring.
Finish Time 6"/Gallon: from previous summer planting, plants will finish in late spring.
Finish Time 8": from previous summer planting, plants will finish in late spring.