How to use Iberis in a sentence
Amongst shrubby plants suitable for edgings are the evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), Euonymus radicans variegata, ivy, and Euonymus microphyllus - a charming little evergreen with small serrated leaves.
Iberis Corifolia - A dwarf kind 3 or 4 inches high, and covered with small white blooms early in May.
Iberis Jucunda - Distinct, growing about 2 1/2 inches high, the leaves small, the flowers in small clusters, flesh color, prettily veined with rose in early summer.
Iberis Petraea - A pretty alpine species, 3 inches high, with a flat cluster of white flowers, relieved in the centre by a tinge of red, thriving among rock plants in welldrained spots with plenty of moisture.
Iberis Semperflorens - A shrubby plant, with dense corymbs of whit flowers, and not suited for border culture, though hardy enough to stand our winters when grown at the foot of a south wall or in a very sunny corner of the rock garden.Advertisement
Iberis Tenoreana - A dwarf kind, with white flowers, changing to purple.
Annual Candytuft (Iberis Umbellata) - This and its ally (I. coronaria) are the hardy annual Candytufts.
The autumn-sown plants come in with the Iberis, Wallflowers, and early Phloxes.
The most familiar is N. stylosa, perhaps better known as an Iberis, which makes tiny dark green cushions barely 2 inches high, covered early in the year with clusters of rosy-purple flowers smelling smelling like heliotrope.