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Iberis amara White Heat

Scientific Name : Iberis amara
Common Name : Evergreen Candytuft
Hardiness Zone : 7a - 10b
Hardiness Degree : 0°F (-18°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Winter, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Every two weeks
Spacing : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Height : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Maintains a longer blooming time than other Iberis in the garden and mixed containers.
Idea & Tips : Prefers sunny locations and regular fertilizer.
Grower Information
  • Extremely long-blooming variety for a longer selling window.
  • No vernalization needed for flowering.
  • Ideal for very early sales in the South.
  • High heat tolerance.
  • Tender perennial.
'White Heat'
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Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Low to moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N when roots become visible.
      Pinching:
      Recommended after roots are established. Leave active internodes.
      Transplanting:
      28-35 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C). Remove flowers in propagation.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 45 to 55°F (7 to 13°C) Days: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Day length neutral
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry regularly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Recommended
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      May experience root rot diseases under poor growing conditions. Aphids
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 10-14 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 16-18 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 19-22 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      March to August

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