Why It’s Special
Alyssum’s pleasantly sweet fragrance attracts bees and butterflies. They are prolific bloomers, so much so that they often obscure the foliage beneath. Because of their dainty size, they make good fillers for the front of borders, in rock gardens, and beneath shrubs, perennials, and other annuals. Suggested varieties are ‘Carpet of Snow’, ‘Dwarf Purple’, ‘Easter Basket’, and ‘Rosie O’Day’.
How to Plant & Grow
Plant in all light conditions; in areas with hot summers, pick a location with afternoon shade. If
growing from seed indoors, start them six weeks before your last frost date. If seeding directly in garden, sow them a month before the last frost. Purchased or started seedlings can be transplanted outdoors two weeks before last frost.
Care & Problems
Cut plants back after they bloom to encourage more flowering. Plants easily self-seed. Alyssum has minimal pest or disease problems.
Bloom Color White, pink, lavender, apricot
Peak Season Spring through frost
Mature Size (H x W) 4 to 8 in. x 10 to 15 in.
Water Needs Medium. Provide regular watering throughout the season.