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How to Grow Iberis

Iberis Germination Information

Iberis is the botanical name for Edging Candytuft
Iberis Seed Germination How to Sow Iberis:
  • Sow indoors, 6-8 weeks before planting out, at a temperature of 68-70°
  • Expect germination in 16-20 days
  • Alternatively, sow seeds outdoors in early spring
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Iberis:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 6-9 inches apart in full sun to light shade in a light, well-drained soil

Soil: Very tolerant of low fertility soils

Temperature: Very tolerant of high humidity

Additional Care: Shear off the fading flowers to induce a repeat flower display. To maintain the foliage quality, cut the entire plant back after flowering, at least once every two years. An important provision is that plants have good drainage; water them only when they are dry.

Appearance and Use:

Used in borders, rock gardens, as edging material, and as a groundcover. It is an evergreen perennial with a mat-forming habit from 9-12 inches tall, spreading to 18 inches. The dark green leaves are linear to 11/2 inches long and the May-appearing flowers are small, white, and borne in 11/2-2 inch diameter umbels


About Iberis:
Pronunciation:  i-be’ris sem-per-vi’rens
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Brassicaceae; native to southern Europe.
Common Name: Edging Candytuft