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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Compositions with Camelia, Azalea and Hyacinthus
Camellia, Rhododendron and Hyacinthus - a simple way to celebrate spring is to cultivate these species.Brilliant blue of Hyacinthus "Blue Skies" with Hyacinthus 'Hollyhock', Rhododendron 'Vuyk's Warriors "and Camellia japonica' CM Wilson 'double pink flowers on a dark green background provided by Hedera helix' Heron's Foot" and Cymbalaria muralis "globosa "grown in terracotta pots on the balcony or terrace, without the need of transfer for several successive years.
Juicy perennial species, rizomatoasa. Leaves basal, linear, cylindrical, fleshy, 10-15 cm long. Floral stem is 45 cm long. Blossom flowers made up of 40-50 cm, arranged in Raceme 15-30 cm long.
Euphorbia pulcherrima - Poinsetia
Description - shrub, 20-50 cm high. Decidue leaves, oval, 10-15 cm long needle, or pointed. Flowers small, yellow-green, surrounded by bracts 15-20 cm long, red, pink or white.
Tolerances - not tolerate too hot environments, usacte and poorly lit, leaves turn yellow and fall.
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.
Centaurea uniflora subsp. nervosa
Centaurea uniflora subsp. nervosa - originally from Northern Apennines, the Alps, south-eastern Carpathians and the Balkans. Hemicriptofita species, grows on dry meadows and rocky, limestone, from 1100 up to 2600 m altitude.
Anigozanthos rufus - Leg of kangaroo
Herbaceous rizomatoasa, Geof, 100-150 cm height. Mate leaves, gray-green, glabra, evergreen, 20-40 x 2-6 cm, margins scabrous. Escape very branched, tomentos. Inflorescences numerous, raceme. Red-purple flowers with pear, rare yellow-orange. Perianth law zigomorfic, lobate, tubular tomntoase, red, 25-35 mm long
Tropaeolum majus L. - nasturium, Capucine
Tropaeolum majus is originally from Peru, which grows along the coasts and forests of hardwood. Also in Peru, is cultivated to prepare salads. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamin C and a natural antibiotic.
Buphthalmum salicifolium - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Balkans and Eastern Alps, growing limestone land in arid forests, wet meadows and sunny, from 200 to 2100 m altitude.
Digitalis purpurea - ornamental species, the size and elegant in almost any soil type and situation.
Digitalis purpurea digitalina contains a powerful drug used for heart disease. London was introduced in the 1650s in the pharmacopoeias.
Thlaspi montanum L.
Thlaspi montanum var. montanum is toxic and cause death of larvae of Pieris rapa.
Thlaspi montanum var. siskiyouense is a serpentine endemic from southwestern Oregon.
Corylus avellana - hazelnut
Corylus avellana - shrub, common in Europe and western Asia, from plains to 1,200 m altitude, increase in association with Acer pseudoplatanus, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna, Fraxinus excelsior, Lonicera xylosteum, Salix caprea, Sambucus nigra and Sorbus aria.
Tree. Stem thick, iregulat branched, 8-20 m high, small trunk with rough bark and dark, horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, dark green, elliptical language, 10-20 x 6.9 cm, the round, top round, margins entire, ribs parallel and perpendicular to the mid rib. Flowers in axillary Cime of 4-15 flowers blossom is white rachides cream, white flowers, 2.5 cm diameter and 0.8-1.4 cm long.