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Iberis umbellata - L.

Common Name Candytuft, Globe candytuft
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Bushy and rocky places on calcareous soils[50].
Range S. Europe.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Iberis umbellata Candytuft, Globe candytuft


Iberis umbellata Candytuft, Globe candytuft
http://www.hear.org/starr/Idesia polycarpa

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Iberis umbellata is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in) at a fast rate.
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good, well-drained ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[1]. Prefers a calcareous soil but tolerates mildly acid soils[1]. Succeeds in poor soils[200] and on dry walls[1]. A very ornamental plant[1]. A fast-growing plant[188]. Do not grow the plants too close together[1]. A good butterfly, moth and bee plant[30, 108].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ for summer flowering or late summer in situ for a spring flowering[200]. The seed germinates within 3 weeks.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Iberis amaraRocket Candytuft, Annual candytuftAnnual0.3 6-9 FLMHNDM12 
Lepidium iberis Annual0.3 -  LMHSNM11 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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