Iberis amara
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Iberis amara

annual candytuft
wild candytuft
rocket candytuft

  family brassicaceae 
  genus iberis 

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Genus  Iberis Species  amara Variety  Cultivar  Common names  annual candytuft   wild candytuft   rocket candytuft Family  BRASSICACEAE Specimen number  S7838 Data source  MedPl p220;Xeri p277
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  It needs soil that is moist.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  bitter   carminative   gout remedy   antirheumatic   antiarthritic   antiscorbutic Medicinal parts  Aerial parts   Seeds Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Iberis amara has traditionally been used in many herbal remedies including: as a bitter, as a carminative, as a gout remedy and as an antirheumatic. (More are listed in the medicinal properties section.) The aerial parts and the seeds are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Iberis amara has an annual life cycle. The blossoms are usually a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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