Iberodes linifolia, also known as Venus's navelwort, white-flower navelwort and petite bourrache, is an annual species of flowering plant native Southwestern Europe, but has naturalized elsewhere in Europe, North Africa, North America and Chile.
A quite spectacular small plant with grey-green leaves, above which arise profuse sprays of faintly sweet-scented, pure white, golden-eyed flowers all summer long.
The plant is small, growing to 30–40 cm (12–16 in) tall by 15 cm (6 in) wide, with blue-green foliage and tiny white or off-white flowers in Spring and Summer. It is distributed throughout dry open areas in full sun.
Germination Instructions: sow directly. Sow 6mm deep into a well prepared seedbed after danger of frost has passed. Germination takes 14-42 days at 22°C. Thin seedlings when large enough to handle to 15cm spacing.
Growing Instructions: prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier growth. Water infrequently but deeply.
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Cut back after flowering has completed.