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Care of the plant Iberis sempervirens or Candytuft .

Care of the plant Iberis sempervirens or Candytuft

The Iberis genus belongs to the Brassicaceae family and includes about 30 species of herbaceous plants and subshrubs native to Europe. Some species are: Iberis sempervirens, Iberis gibraltarica, Iberis amara, Iberis umbellata, Iberis pectinata.

Common names: Candytuft, Evergreen candytuft, Perennial candytuft, Edging candytuft. This species is native to Europe.

They are perennial plants with a creeping habit that reach 30 cm in height. The leaves are elongated, green in color and with a rounded tip. The scented flowers appear in clusters of white color; There are lilac and pink varieties. They bloom from winter to mid-spring.

They are used in borders, in rockeries, to cover slopes and in pots for balconies and terraces. They are ideal for coastal gardens and for cities.

Iberis sempervirens needs full sun exposure and a warm-temperate climate. They resist non-persistent frosts.

Water moderately all year long, waiting for the substrate to dry; they resist drought well.

They grow in any type of soil that has good drainage.

Fertilize every 15 days with mineral fertilizer from spring to the end of summer.

Prune intensively after flowering to strengthen the plant and promote the next flowering.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by cuttings in spring or late summer and from seeds sown in spring in the nursery.

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