Scientific name - Iberis sempervirens
Genus name is derived from Iberia, ancient name of Spain.
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.
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Cyclamen persicum is a tuberous perennial species, originated in Persia. Cordiforme leaves, 2-14 cm long, dark green, mottled with silver, long petiole. Flowers axillary, solitary, 5 petals ciclamen reflected color, red, white, purple, floral stem of 5-15 cm tall, blooming from late winter to early spring. Fruit capsule.
Environmental problems of herbal apartment
Plants suffering physiological changes to adapt to climate change.
This is the time when plants suffer transported inside a time of stress. This exchange of environmental condition than growth, flowering, fruit production and in worst cases, can cause plant wilting.
Ajacis delphinium - annual species, native to southern Europe, cultivated in different forms as ornamental horticulture.
Dianthus barbatus - perennial herb, native to southern Europe, grows at the edge of forests, bushes and meadows. Cultivated in parks and gardens as ornamentals.
Herbaceous perennial, fleshy rhizome. Flexible stem, erect to decumbenta, ribbed, light purple, 8-20 cm high. Leaves petiolate, green-glauca, glabra, 5-10 cm long, leaf-ovat basal orbiculare or reniforme; caulinare lanceolata-spatulate leaves, base cuneata, top acute, edge teeth caulinare upper leaves are elliptical, bracteiforme.
Pelargonium australe - Muscat
Herbaceous perennial, 50 cm high, sparsely hairy, stems covered with non-glandular hairs. Leaves opposite, lamina ovata, ± circular, 2-9 cm long, 2-8 cm wide, 5-7 lobes, lobes Curl crenata edge, pubescent or ± glabra, 13 cm long stalks. Flowers arranged in umbele, 4.12 flowers pedunculate, 3.10 cm long, pedicel 1-2 cm long. Calyx lobes are 4.7 mm long, 1-6-8 SEPA, 8 mm long.
Impatiens parviflora - species herbaceous annual. Hailing from northeast Asia, Europe grow in the forests of beech, river edges, from 500 to 1200 m altitude.
Rizomatoase two perennial species (Epimedium pubigerum and Epimedium alpinum) originating from southern Europe. Stem erect, to 25-38 cm tall, round, smooth, horizontal rhizome. Decidue or semi-evergreen leaves, cordiforme, acuminata, cilia-soirees, petiolate, 13 cm long, green becoming bronze in the fall, Pendente
Solanum lycopersicum - herbaceous plant annually. In Europe, Solanum lycopersicum, was introduced in the early sixteenth century. Joseph Pitton of Tournefort was first described in the genus Lycopersicon tomatoes.
Herbaceous plants, roots rizomatoase, 2-4 mm in diameter. Stem erect, tube or fistiloase, foam, and longitudinally striated. Leaves basal, long petiolate (5-20 cm); language cordata, margine crenata, wavy carnoas, top obtuse, bright green. Caulinare Leaves are similar to those that are based only smaller sessile or subsesile.