Iberis 'MASTERPIECE'™

Iberis
Iberis 'MASTERPIECE'™
candytuft
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME - August
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Evergreen broadleaf
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Candytuft is a low growing, evergreen perennial, often used as ground-covering plants. Masterpiece™ is another novelty hybrid from Rodney W.Richards from Hereford, UK, originating as a selection from amongst more iberis species in a trial bed. It was patented in 2011 under PP22,280.

Masterpiece™ this candytuft truly is. Originally a ground-covering perennial turned into a strong, bushy and stocky habit plant whose stems are so erect that it looks like a bunch of cut flowers precisely arranged in a vase. The flowers are something extraordinary – the flat inflorescence take up to 6 cm across, and is composed of pure white flowers that fade to light pink. Blooming begins in mid May and may continue into August, as the inventor suggests, if promptly deadheaded. Cut off flower tops after the first flowering which will encourage formation of new flower buds along the stems. A few doses of a selective fertilizer during blooming period will surely help. Leaves are narrowly oblong, 4-5 cm long, mat, medium green.

Candytuft is cultivated in well-drained but moist soil of neutral to alkaline pH. It loves full sun. Like most mat-forming perennials this one, too, will benefit from light trimming after flowering. It will help it remain compact and bushy. Candytuft is commonly hardy to about -24°C (USDA zone 6).

Last update 20-05-2014
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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