Iberis umbellata

Botanical Name: Iberis umbellata

Common Name(s): Candytuft

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Description:

Very easy to grow, these annuals can be sown nearly throughout the year directly into flowerbeds. Thin out to space seedlings 200mm apart. Flowers appear ±12 weeks after sowing. Usually summer flowering. Flowers appear in flattish flowerheads of red, pink or white. Taller candytuft varieties make excellent cut flowers.

Family: – Brassicaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: eye-BEER-is um-bell-AY-tuh

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers
Description:Fragrant flowers appear in flattish flowerheads of red, pink or white.Flowering time: • October • November • December • January • February
Foliage

Description: This annual forms blue-green, smooth-textured foliage.

Origin
Mediterranean region
Other Languages
Skeefblom (A)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow directly into flowerbeds and thin out to space seedlings 200mm apart.
Size
Height: 25 cmSpread: 40 cm
Soil Conditions
Prefers a light, well-drained moist medium.
Uses in landscape design
Perfect for rock gardens.
When to Sow
These annuals can be sown nearly throughout the year.
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