Long and unique Iberis: growing from seeds
Iberis, growing from the seeds of which in the lasttime has become very common, came to us from ancient Spain. In our country, its names are more famous, such as differentleaf, wall and pewter. Externally, each of the specimens is a small bush, on which are arranged small flowers. Now Iberis is found in almost every country, for which a temperate climate is characteristic. Despite its belonging to cruciferous, the plant is not considered edible. At the same time, it differs incredibly pleasant aroma. There are about 40 kinds of these flowers. Among them, the most unpretentious are Iberis umbrella, bitter, rocky and evergreen.
On a permanent place the seeds of the Iberis are plantedin the second half of May, and its flowering starts around the beginning of August. After the flowers fall away, the plant must be removed from the flower bed. It is at this time that it is recommended to collect the seeds for the subsequent cultivation of flowers. Iberis, growing out of seeds which involves digging a plant along with the root, should be placed in a cool dry place, where they are ripening. Enjoying flowers collected in elegant long inflorescences, it will be possible the next year. An interesting nuance is that when growing from seeds, it is better to place different kinds of Iberis nearby, because insects, when pollinated, will help to cross them. As a result, you will get quite original flowers.
Iberis, growing from the seeds of which became sopopular recently, is a very unpretentious plant. It loves the sun and usually grows well on sandy, loamy or stony ground. It is desirable that the soil is characterized by high air permeability. Seeds begin to germinate approximately ten days after planting. When this happens, it is recommended to make a thinning by about 15 centimeters, which will in the future significantly prolong the flowering of such a plant as Iberis. Cultivation from seeds is far from the only method, because there are still seedlings. When using it, seeds must be planted in sheltered soil in March. And already in May, she landed on a permanent place, corresponding to the above requirements. Moreover, some gardeners prefer the cuttings propagation, which involves rooting in the greenhouse or under the film cuttings after flowering cuttings.
Diseases and pests
Like many other plants of the family, Iberisperennial exposed to negative effects of pests and diseases. The most vulnerable in this case is the root system, the worst enemies of which are fungi, affecting and weakening it. To resist them, you need to carefully monitor their flower beds and in case of revealing infected plants immediately remove them and disinfect the soil. They inflict irreparable harm on the flower and some insects, in particular, mealybugs. If they appear on inflorescences or leaves, the plant must be treated with appropriate preparations.