ALYSSUM CARPET OF SNOW SEED

ALYSSUM CARPET OF SNOW SEED

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ALYSSUM CARPET OF SNOW

Description
Carpet of Snow Alyssum Seeds 5005. The best and most popular white flowering plant for edging or ground covers – pretty honey-like fragrance too! Mound shaped plants average 10-12 cm (4-5″) tall and spread to 30 cm (12″) across. A dainty but robust annual. An excellent fodder plant for bees and other pollinators too! 

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 – press seed into the soil-less growing medium but do not cover. Germinates at 20°C (70°F) in 5-10 days. Grow on under lights then harden off and transplant outside at the end of May spacing plants 10 cm (4″) apart in the garden. Sweet alyssum can often reseed itself outside – 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
Early Summer

LIFECYCLE
Annual

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
10-May

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Creeping

HEIGHT
Low to Medium (75 to 30 cm)(3" to 12")

FROST TOLERANCE
Frost Hardy

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Open Pollinated

FAMILY NAME
Brassicaceae

LATIN
Lobularia maritima

SUGGESTED USES
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.