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Iberis sempervirens
House Plant | Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Iberis sempervirens

Genus name is derived from Iberia, ancient name of Spain.

Synonyms --

Popular names - Candytufts.

Distribution and Habitat - originated in central and southern Europe, Asia Minor, Algeria, Morocco.

Description - perennial species, 30 cm height, 60-90 cm diameter, forming a dense bush covering the ground well. Leaves linear-lanceolata, margin entire, shiny dark green, 2,5-4 cm long x 3.6 mm wide. Flowers white, 4 petals, blossom type corymb, 9 cm diameter, January-June period of prosperity. Fruit silicula, 7 mm long.

Growth rate - medium to fast.

Tolerances - air pollution, very low temperatures and high temperatures.

Requirements - increase pis any type of soil if well drained, not too moist, rich soil thrive on organic matter and good drainage. Exhibition sunny. Regular watering.

Management - after flowering tops are cut to stimulate new growth and keep it compact.

Propagation - by seeds, stem cuttings semi-mature or young, summer, breaking up clumps. The seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks at a temperature 15.4 ° C.

Diseases and pests - snail-shell and shucked.

Natural partners and garden - Allium tuberosum, Alyssum sp., Bergen sp., Oenothera mac rocarpa, Chrysanthemum x superbum, Coreopsis verticillata, Dicentra sp., Echinacea purpurea, Spiraea sp., Narcissus sp., Phlox subulata, Sedum spective, Verbena sp.,nk "> Tulipa sp..

Cultivars and varieties - 'Alexander White', 'Golden Candy', 'Kingwood Compact', 'October Glory', 'Snow Mantle'.

Properties and Uses - ideal for flowers rocarii, coastal areas and small spaces, terraces, flower pots, borders.

 

References

Anthony W. Kahtz - Perennials for Midwestern Gardens - Timber Press, 2008

Baldassare Mineo - Rock Garden Plants - Timber Press, 1999

Barbara Ellis - Taylor's Guide to Growing North America's Favorite Plants - Houghton Mifflin, 2000

David S. MacKenzie - Ground Covers - Timber Press, 2006

Howard Garret - Plants for Texas - University of Texas Press, 1996

Roger Holmes, Lance Walheim - California Home Landscaping

Susan Carter, Carrie Becker, Bob Lilly - Perennials - Timber Press, 2007

Tracy DiSabato-Aust - The Well-tended Perennial Garden - Timber Press, 2006

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