Lobularia- Sweet Alyssum

This well known annual is still obstinately referred to as Alyssum, but this name should be reserved for the yellow hardy perennial to which it is related .

Situation:

Sold on a large scale as bedding plants. Also attractive among tiles or paving stones on a terrace. The plants flower profusely and for a long period and appear to be in their natural setting. Plant in full sun.

Soil:

Will grow in quite poor, dry soil, even in wall cracks. In rich, damp soil few flowers will be produced and the plants will grow limp.

Propagation:

Can be sown in situ from mid spring onwards. Must be thinned out drastically to 10-20 cm apart. The ground will soon be covered.

Lobularia maritima syn Alyssum maritimum: Height 5-10 cm; white and lilac-pink flowers from late spring to late summer.

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