Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen ground cover, 15-30 cm, sprawling. Leaves alternate, simple, linear-oblong, 13-50 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, dark green all year. Flowers white, borne in 2.5-4 cm clusters (racemes) which cover the plant, blooms in spring to early summer.
- Sun. Shear lightly after bloom to stimulate growth. Deer candy!
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to southern Europe.
Several cultivars, including:
- ‘Alexander's White’ - low-growing, early blooming, 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) high, fine textured foliage.
- ‘Little Gem’ - dwarf, only 6 inches (15 cm) tall.
- ‘Purity’ - 8 inches (20 cm) tall, wide spreading.
- ‘Snowflake’ - 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) tall, large flowers clusters, broader more leathery leaves.
- Iberis: from Iberia. sempervirens: evergreen (Latin, semper, always, and vivus, alive)
- Oregon State Univ. campus: west of Cordley, next to building; north side of Cordley Hort Garden; west side of Milam.