Garden flowers

Silver basket: superb ground cover


The silver basket takes its name from its wonderful blooming which is renewed from spring to autumn.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Iberissempervirens
Family : Brassicaceae
Type : Flower, perennial

Height
: 50 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Lightweight

Foliage
: Persistent -Flowering : February to August (depending on varieties)

The maintenance of iberis is easy and the decorative character very suitable for ground cover.

Planting the money basket

The plantation of ibéris, Basket of money takes place without preference, at spring or atautumn.

Remember to water regularly at the beginning, especially if you are planting in the spring

  • A mixture of garden soil and potting soil is ideal for planting.
  • It prefers a very sunny position to flower.
  • Multiplication by division of the tuft in summer.

Maintenance of the money basket

Easy to maintain, the ibéris or Corbeille d´Argent requires little care.

  • Remove faded flowers as you go.
  • Cut back after flowering to densify the foliage and improve the next flowering.

Watering and fertilizer:

It is quite drought resistant and should only be watered during the first few months after planting.

Then, no watering is necessary except in case of prolonged drought.

Not very sensitive to the nature of the soil, the application of fertilizer is to be preferred for the cultivation of Ibéris in pots.

  • Choose a fertilizer for flowering plants at the start of flowering.

Good to know about the money basket (iberis)

We Call it Silver Basket or Evergreen Ibéris (iberis sempervirens)to provide attractive evergreen foliage all year round.

It is a ground cover that makes it possible to line a space in all seasons.

Medium hardiness, the Silver Basket requires a certain temperature during flowering and is also resistant to frost.
So choose preferably a sheltered place to cultivate it.

But it is also found in the wild and in spontaneous cultivation all around the Mediterranean.

It will be particularly highlighted at the edge of the massif, in a planter, but also in rockery and embankments.

She is very much courted by our friends the bees.

Tip about iberis

The basket of money does not need to be watered during the summer ... a good point for saving water and for our planet!


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