Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum

Light:

Part Sun,
Sun

Type:

Annual

Height:

Under 6 inches to 12 inches

Width:

To 1 foot wide

Flower Color:

Blue,
Pink,
White

Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Spring Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Problem Solvers:

Good For Privacy,
Groundcover,
Slope/Erosion Control

Special Features:

Fragrance,
Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance

how to grow Sweet alyssum

Propagation

Seed

garden plans for Sweet alyssum

Alternating Colors Container Garden Plan
Alternating Colors Container Garden Plan

Multiple Pots Container Garden
Multiple Pots Container Garden

Butterfly Garden Plan
Butterfly Garden Plan

Fragrant Garden
Fragrant Garden

Fragrant Slope Garden Plan
Fragrant Slope Garden Plan

Small-Space Vegetable Garden Plan & Ideas
Small-Space Vegetable Garden Plan & Ideas

Drought-Tolerant Garden Plan
Drought-Tolerant Garden Plan

Annual Garden for Full Sun
Annual Garden for Full Sun

Country-Style Fall-Garden Plan
Country-Style Fall-Garden Plan

Beautiful Bird Garden Plan
Beautiful Bird Garden Plan

Easy Sidewalk Garden Plan
Easy Sidewalk Garden Plan

Low-Water Garden Plan
Low-Water Garden Plan

Colorful Mailbox Garden Plan
Colorful Mailbox Garden Plan

more varieties for Sweet alyssum

'Clear Crystal Lavender' sweet alyssum

‘Clear Crystal Lavender’ sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima ‘Clear Crystal Lavender Shades’ is an extra-vigorous selection with fragrant, larger-than-typical lavender blooms. It grows 10 inches tall and 14 inches wide.

'Easter Basket' sweet alyssum

‘Easter Basket’ sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Basket Blend’ bears blooms with violet, rose, or pink flowers on 4-inch-tall plants.

'Easter Bonnet' sweet alyssum

‘Easter Bonnet’ sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Pastel Mix’ offers soft pink, lavender, and white blooms on tidy 4-inch-tall plants.

'New Carpet of Snow' sweet alyssum

‘New Carpet of Snow’ sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima ‘New Carpet of Snow’ bears white blooms on tidy 3-inch-tall plants.

'Rosie O'Day' sweet alyssum

‘Rosie O’Day’ sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima ‘Rosie O’Day’ bears rosy-lavender flowers on compact 4-inch-tall plants.

'Snow Crystals' sweet alyssum

‘Snow Crystals’ sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima ‘Snow Crystals’ has fragrant, extra-large flowers on vigorous plants.

'Snow Princess' sweet alyssum

‘Snow Princess’ sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima ‘Snow Princess’ is an exceptionally vigorous variety that’s heat tolerant and bears clusters of white flowers that are much larger than older varieties. It’s strongly fragrant, as well, and grows 6 inches tall but can trail to 5 feet.

plant Sweet alyssum with

Nemesia

Nemesia

Nemesia is a charming cool-season annual with pretty little snapdragon-shape flowers — often fragrant — that bloom in a wide range of colors. It does best in spring and fall (winter in mild-winter climates), though some varieties have better heat-tolerance than others. In cool-summer areas, such as the Pacific Northwest, nemesia will continue to bloom right through the summer into fall. Nemesia prefers moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter.

Pansy

Pansy

From tiny, cheerful Johnny jump-ups to the stunning 3-inch blooms of Majestic Giant pansies, the genus Viola has a spectacular array of delightful plants for the spring garden. They’re must-haves to celebrate the first days of spring since they don’t mind cold weather and can even take a little snow and ice!They’re pretty planted in masses in the ground, but also cherished for the early color they bring to pots, window boxes, and other containers. By summer, pansies bloom less and their foliage starts to brown. It’s at this time that you’ll have to be tough and tear them out and replant with warm-season annuals, such as marigolds or petunias. But that’s part of their charm — they are an ephemeral celebration of spring!

Stock

Stock

Stock offers a wonderfully spicy, distinctive scent. Plant it in spring several weeks before your region’s last frost date — this annual thrives in cool temperatures and stops blooming once hot weather arrives. It’s especially wonderful in window boxes and planters at nose level, where its sometimes subtle effect can best be appreciated.Stock is slightly spirelike and comes in a wide range of colors. It makes a great cut flower, perfuming bouquets as well as the border. It grows best in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil.

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