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Sweet Alyssum

Botanical Name
Lobularia maritima
Hardiness
Hardy annual
Height
4 to 8 inches
Width
10 to 15 inches
Flowers
Spring thru frost: white, purple, pink, apricot
Light
Part shade to full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space 6 to 8 inches apart for a quick cover
  • Sweet alyssum will fade out in hot summers - trim back to rejuvenate
  • Tolerates light frost
Problems
Damping off of seedlings
Varieties
  • New Carpet of Snow - 3-4"
  • Snow Crystals - large flowering low grower, good heat tolerance
  • Easter Bonnet - compact and uniform, various colors
  • Rosie O'Day - lavender-rose
  • Wonderland - 3", various colors
  • Snow Princess - abundant, highly fragrant small white blooms all season long; vigorous plant that thrives in hot or cold
  • Frosty Knight - fragrant, white flowers with variegated green and yellow foliage and very heat tolerant plants
  • Dark Knight - masses of fragrant purple flowers grace mounded plants, blooms all summer, very heat tolerant
  • White Knight - fragrant white blooms cover green foliage from planting to hard frost, very heat tolerant, great in landscapes and containers

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