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Scientific Name: Lobularia maritima

Common Name: Alyssum, Sweet Alyssum

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Autumn

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 6 – 10″ (15 – 25cm)

Height: 6 – 10″ (15 – 25cm)

Width: 12 – 14″ (30 – 36cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Fragrant, large-flowered varieties deliver stronger garden performance.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 4 weeks
Transplant to finish: 4 to 6 weeks

  • Tetraploid alyssums deliver more vigour than standard diploids for reduced loss and increased profits.
  • Few PGRs are needed in most markets – cool-season crop can be grown with little or no heat for Spring pack programs.
  • More vigorous with larger flowers than Easter Bonnet.
  • Fragrant, large blooms and stronger performance in containers, hanging baskets and in-ground plantings.
  • Well-matched series includes the first pigmented tetraploid alyssums.

Crystal White, Mix, Purple


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