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Iberis amara

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iberis (eye-BEER-is) (Info)
Species: amara (a-MAH-ruh) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive rebecca101 On Mar 14, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nice low-growing plant which is a swathe of white when in full bloom. For me it bloomed about two months from direct seeding, for about 2 weeks in late June-mid July. I didn't deadhead - maybe that would have prolonged the bloom. After it set seed I tried cutting it back for rebloom but that didn't work. I heard reports that it is supposed to be fragrant, but mine were only faintly stinky (kind of an odd rubbery smell). Still, very easy to grow and pretty. Did great in a pretty shady spot as well.

Neutral poppysue On Nov 2, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is an easy, carefree annual that can be directly seeded in the garden. Blooming starts about six weeks after sowing and continues right up until long after the first frost. They love cool temperatures and may slow down in the heat of summer but they’ll be rejuvenated as temps cool down again. It grows to 12-15 inches tall and the tiny 4 petalled flowers grow up forming spires of blooms resembling a slender hyacinth. They are sweetly scented and make wonderful cut flowers. It self sows faithfully if you allow them to set seed.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merced, California
Indianapolis, Indiana
Charlotte, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Madison, Wisconsin



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