PINK CANDYTUFT Iberis umbellata

PINK CANDYTUFT Iberis umbellata

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Iberis umbellata is a stunning pink-flowered version of the generally-white 'Snow In Summer'! As an ornamental plant it is a spring-blooming favorite, often seen cascading over rocks and walls, or used as groundcover. The glossy foliage forms a billowing mound, with many fragrant flowers for several weeks during spring and early summer.

Iberis is so Named because many members of the genus come from the Iberian Peninsula. Sempervirens means "always green", referring to the evergreen foliage.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Type: Annual, blooms first year from seed

Height: 20-30cm (8-10")

Location: Sun or afternoon

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination: 21-30°C (70-85°F). Use peat or coir pots and bottom heat. Only cover seed by a couple of millimetres (1/8″) of soil. Transplant out after last frost at 15-30cm (6-12″) apart. Seeds should germinate in 10-20 days. 

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