This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum Durable Delights, 30 can't-fail, easy-care plants well-adapted to our region.
Size: Under 1 foot tall
Bloom season: Spring, summer
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Pruning needs: Little or none; to renew, cut back after flowering
Water needs: Once established, water deeply every two weeks.
Snapshot: Forming soft mounds, this is a very dependable and easy-care evergreen perennial. Candytuft will flourish in either sun or partial shade with just a little water. In spring, it's covered with clean white flowers that add sparkle to any landscape. One of the most adaptable garden perennials around, this ground cover can take a wide spectrum of light and water conditions. You can see specimens in the Ruth Risdon Storer Valley-Wise Garden on the UC Davis campus.
For more on Durable Delights, click on arboretum.ucdavis.edu
See the arboretum's Community Favorites and Arboretum All-Stars at sacbee.com/home_garden