Growing Guide: Alyssum – Gold Dust

Small bush, generally included among perennials, and not to be confused with the annual Lobulana (qv) which is also often called Alyssum.

Situation:

Exceptionally suitable for rock gardens and other sunny, dry spots. Flowers early and profusely; after

flowering it should be cut back a little.

Soil:

Will thrive in quite poor soil. Excessive moisture in winter is fatal; likes lime.

Propagation:

Side-shoots may be used as cuttings from mid summer to early autumn; the species can also be grown from seed.

Alyssum murale: Height 30 cm; flowers late spring to mid summer, a little more profuse than the following species. The best known species. Height 15-30 cm; yellow flowers mid to late spring; the foliage is grey. ‘Citrinum’ has lemon-yellow flowers; ‘Dudley Neville’ bears double creamy-yellow flowers which are sparse but beautiful; ‘Plenum’ is a double-flowered yellow.

Alyssum - Gold Dust

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