) Iberis umbrella( with photos)He is also known by the names of Iberian, disserter, stennik, pepper. The flower was named after the Iberian Peninsula, the ancient name of which is Iberia. There are about 30 species of umbrella iberis( you can see the photo below), but umbrella iberis is the most popular. It can be both perennial and annual species, enduringly enduring winter or summer.
Iberis umbrella landing and care
Proper care is the key to lush and beautiful flowering. The choice of location depends on the preferences of one or another type of Iberis. But remember, the plant is extremely negative about the transplants, so choose a place so that it does not disturb.
Iberis umbrella is not capricious, but it is best to plant it on sandy and loamy ground. The only requirement is permeability.
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The lighting should be quite intense. Avoid unlit places, because even a penumbra negatively affects the state of Iberis. Shadow or even a penumbra for this plant is simply destructive.
Those who are enthusiastic about umbrella iberis are wondering how to propagate this plant.
There are two ways: vegetative and seed. For an iberis umbrella, the second method is preferable - even a novice gardener will cope with this task.
After flowering, the plants cut cuttings up to 5 cm in length. Then they can either be planted in a hothouse for rooting, or directly into the ground. To the plant quickly gave roots, use phytohormones. If your goal is to get a flower carpet, cuttings should initially be seated at a distance of at least 15 cm from each other, as the plant grows quickly and blooms very luxuriantly.
Iberis umbrella growing from seeds( with photo)
The material for planting can be collected by yourself. Do not want to mess around? So go to the store. Umbrella Iberis seeds are located in the pod.
Fruits after flowering ripen unevenly, so when collecting material should be controlled degree of maturation.
The collected pods are laid out for a while for drying, after they are opened, the seeds are pulled out and placed in a dry place inaccessible to the sun.
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Experienced gardeners advise to start making seedlings, and then replant it in open ground. But many choose for themselves the sowing of seeds immediately into the soil to a permanent place.
In the second case, sowing is carried out as soon as the first warm days arrive, but not earlier than the first decade of April. To begin with, they make shallow grooves on the beds and plant seeds to a depth of no more than 1 cm.
For seedlings, sowing is done in March so that the young can grow by May and be transplanted. Pre-moisten the substrate, and then place the seeds to a depth of 1 mm.
As an umbrella iberis is sensitive to transplants, seedlings for seedlings are sown not into one big box, but into several small ones.
For good germination, the containers are covered with glass or plastic, or placed in a warm place. At the same time, one should not forget about regular airing and diffused light, so that the plants are not “fried”.
If you want to achieve flowering throughout the summer, seedlings should be planted twice in the ground: the first time in May, the second in July. If you comply with all requirements, flowering will come within 1.5 months after disembarkation.
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Umbrella Iberis Flowers are widely used in landscape design, where it is combined in various compositions. It looks great in rockeries, rock gardens, on natural slopes, along the tracks. It can be placed next to conifers, alissum, flowering shrubs, cineraria, grass carnation. It is also used to create wedding bouquets.
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