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Iberis sempervirens 'Gold Charmer'

8th May 2011

This is a seedling from a gold leaved strain, rather small in this picture and subsequently chewed by a rabbit, but now fighting back.
I haven't grown the perennial candytuft for decades. When I was a child my mother grew it in the front garden to obscure a drain. Lather a lowly task for a charming plant, but it lowered itself to the challenge with great poise. This golden leaved form is unlikely to thrive in my damp garden but I will be happy if it survives for as few years - I have a nostalgic image in my mind that will smooth over any imperfections.