Monday, March 9, 2009

Candytuft


Sometimes a plant just gets taken for granted. I've had Iberis since 1973, when my neighbor who had great wads of it in front of her house let me take cuttings. They easily rooted in a little vermiculite and I don't know why I haven't rooted dozens since. I think there are 7 clumps out there.

An evergreen perennial, it is well behaved. After it starts blooming in spring and lasts to hot weather, it can be cut back with pruning shears to a nice green clump.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried rooting mine, but it is greening up nicely.

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