IBERIS umbellata




Height: 8-12" (20-30cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Pink, white, mauve

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniiidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Capparales (Caper Order)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage Family)
(formerly Cruciferae)
Genus: Iberis (Candytuft)
Species: umbellata (with flowers in umbels)
Iberis umbellata

Iberis umbellata is a popular and easily-grown annual, and is particularly useful for providing colourful ground cover in poor soil. It reaches a height of about a foot, with dense heads of tiny flowers in all shades of pink and mauve, or white, in summer.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Inside (7 days)

Seed Pod There is a papery seedhead made up of many rounded seedpods.

Seed The seeds are flattish oval discs. There are 2 seeds in each seedpod, separated by a
papery membrane.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are pointed.

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