Candytuft

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    Candytuft @ Ashikaga Flower Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Candytuft
Formal Name
Iberis sempervirens
Alias
Iberis, Candytuft
Habitat
Spain, Greece
Morph
a half hardy annual or perennial

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What is Candytuft

Iberis (scientific name: Iberis spp.) is a half hardy annual or perennial of the family native to Spain from Greece. Many florets gather and bloom semispherically. The flower was named by growing up in the Iberian peninsula in Spain. In English names, it is called candytuft because the appearance of flowers is similar to sugar confectionery. Typical varieties include the following. Iberis sempervirens are evergreen crawling perennials and branch well and bloom white flowers with a plant height of 15 to 20 cm. Iberis umbellata is well branched and becomes a plant height of 10 - 60 cm. White - red - purple - peach - colored flowers are blooming in flowers arrangement and used in flower arrangements. Iberis amara is an annual grass that blooms a fragrant cruciform white flower and the plant height is 15 to 40 cm. Inflorescence is initially scattered and then becomes a gross shape. In this species (I. amara) flower begins to bloom, Alyssum. Flower language is "memories of first love". White flowers with a sweet fragrance may invite nostaldee.

Common name: Iberis , Scientific name: Iberis sempervirens, aka: Iberis, Candy tuft (Candytuft), Origin: Spain, Greece , Plant height: 20 to 30 cm, leaf shape: spatula, alternate, leaf shape: linear, feathery, inflorescence form: raceme, corolla: cruciform, outside 2 large, inside 2 small, Flower color: white · red · purple · pink color, flowering period: April to June, floret diameter: 1 cm, fruit diameter: flat.

Detailed information

Order
Brassicales
Family
Brassicaceae
Genus
Iberis
Species
I. spp.
Flower language
Memories of first love (Mar 14)
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GardenPot flower
Color
White
Season
AprMayJun
Height
20 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~

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