ALYSSUM ROYAL CARPET SEED

ALYSSUM ROYAL CARPET SEED

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ALYSSUM ROYAL CARPET

Description
Royal Carpet Alyssum Seeds 5010. Vibrant purple-red blooms have a tiny white bee and just cover the compact, densely branched plants from spring to fall. Early to bloom with vigorous growth to 15 cm (6″) high. A useful plant for attracting butterflies.

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. 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
5 to 10

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Bushy

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

FROST TOLERANCE
Frost Hardy

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Open Pollinated

SUGGESTED USES
Edging, Edging, Edging!!, Superb plant for containers, planters and window boxes.