• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

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

Related Content

Upcoming Appearances

 
Jan. 20, 2021
Growing Herbs Indoors
Webinar

Register today

Jan. 27, 2021
Low Maintenance Houseplants
for Low Light Situations
Webinar

Register today

Feb. 3, 2021
Organic Control for 
Houseplant Pests
Webinar

Register today

Plus, you can watch Melinda's past webinars on demand for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Win The Great Courses' Container Gardening Tips & Techniques DVD set

ENTER NOW