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Iberis ‘Pink Ice’
(Candytuft)

£18.00

£18.00
Great for wildlife
May - September
30cm x 30cm
Sun
Evergreen
Fully Hardy
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On the nursery we love this early-flowering evergreen perennial for its clusters of pink flowers resembling drifts of snow when planted en masse from Spring. Pink Ice’s low, cascading habit makes it a great rockery or ground cover plant. This versatile pollinator magnet can be planted in baskets, containers or at the front of borders too.

 

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Description

Iberis 'Pink Ice' is a standout in our collection, handpicked by our horticultural team for its beautiful flowers and long-lasting performance. Also known as Candytuft, this perennial beauty features delicate pink blooms that cover its compact mound of evergreen foliage. With its ability to provide food for pollinating insects, 'Pink Ice' has earned the esteemed RHS Plants for Pollinators Award. Reaching an average height of 30 cm, this low-growing plant is perfect as ground cover or for the front of borders. Its versatility extends to various garden styles, including Coastal Gardens, Cottage Gardens, and Rock Gardens. It also looks stunning in containers or hanging baskets, adding charm to any garden space. 'Iberis 'Pink Ice' blooms from May to September, offering a long flowering period that our horticultural team finds particularly appealing. Its evergreen foliage adds interest even when not in bloom. Easy to grow and maintain, this plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, making it suitable for many UK gardens. Beyond its visual appeal, 'Pink Ice' attracts pollinators, contributing to a lively and vibrant garden ecosystem. At our nursery, we prioritize plants like 'Pink Ice' that not only bring beauty but also support local wildlife.

Planting Conditions

For a flourishing Iberis 'Pink Ice,' begin with well-drained soil, slightly alkaline to neutral. Select a sunny spot, offering at least 6 hours of sunlight daily, and enrich the soil with organic matter for optimal growth. Ensure proper spacing by planting these perennials 12-18 inches apart, promoting air circulation. Early Spring or Autumn sets the stage for successful establishment. With these planting conditions, your garden is poised to showcase the exquisite pink blooms. Keep the watering can handy and watch as this perennial beauty transforms your garden into a haven of pristine elegance.

Watering & Feeding

When caring for Iberis 'Pink Ice,' maintain soil moisture through regular watering, especially during dry spells. Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid waterlogging. As for feeding, this resilient perennial doesn't demand much. A balanced, slow-release fertiliser applied in early Spring provides ample nutrients for healthy growth. However, moderation is key to prevent excessive lushness. With a mindful approach to watering and modest feeding, 'Pink Ice' will reward you with its long-lasting charm, producing waves of delicate pink blooms that stand as a testament to your attentive care in the garden.

General Care

Iberis 'Pink Ice' thrives with simple yet diligent care. Regular deadheading, the removal of spent blooms, encourages continuous flowering and maintains a neat appearance. We advise monitoring for potential pests like aphids, slugs, snails and caterpillars ensuring prompt intervention if needed. Additionally, keep an eye out for diseases, addressing any signs promptly to maintain the plant's health, generally however, Iberis are disease-free. Adequate spacing of 12-18 inches between plants fosters proper air circulation, reducing the risk of many fungal issues. This resilient perennial generally requires minimal care beyond these considerations.