Height: 8-12" (20-30cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Pink, white, mauve ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Dilleniiidae (Dillenia Superorder) Order: Capparales (Caper Order) Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage Family)
Genus: Iberis (Candytuft) Species: umbellata (with flowers in umbels) ____________________________________
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
Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are pointed.
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