ALYSSUM CARPET OF SNOW
Carpet of Snow Alyssum Seeds 5005. The best and most popular white flowering plant for edging or ground covers â€“ pretty honey-like fragrance too! Mound shaped plants average 10-12 cm (4-5â€³) tall and spread to 30 cm (12â€³) across. A dainty but robust annual. An excellent fodder plant for bees and other pollinators too!Â
How to Grow
2800 seed/gram. Reliably compact & uniform. Easy to sow directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Plants will bloom in 6 to 8 weeks from sowing. For transplants, sow seed indoors at the beginning of April â€“ press seed into the soil-less growing medium but do not cover. Germinates at 20Â°C (70Â°F) in 5-10 days. Grow on under lights then harden off and transplant outside at the end of May spacing plants 10 cm (4â€³) apart in the garden. Sweet alyssum can often reseed itself outside â€“ a welcome surprise addition to any garden! Plants make their best growth in well drained soil in sunny sites where summers are cooler and in partly shaded sites (4-6 hours of sun) in hot summer areas. A gentle shearing of the plants after the first flush of blooms finish will stimulate a second flush of blooms.
BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS
DAYS TO EMERGENCE
Low to Medium (75 to 30 cm)(3" to 12")
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
A good plant for droughty soils, Beautiful sweet fragrance, Contrast plant for containers, planters and window boxes, Edging, Edging, Edging!!, Excellent plant to attract pollinators, Night garden plant.