Alyssum 'Carpet of Snow'
2,000 seeds $2.00
Alyssum 'Carpet of Snow' is a popular annual. The bushy plants trail along the ground, filling in the spaces between larger annuals and perennials. The flowers have a light, sweet fragrance. Carpet of Snow alyssum is a good self-sower, and it makes a fine bulb cover. Also known as Lobularia maritima.
height 8" width 15"
Alyssum is a popular annual or perennial plant with masses of tiny flowers that attract beneficial insects. Easy to grow from seed.
Sowing Alyssum Seeds
Start alyssum seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors in late spring. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun.
Alyssum 'Royal Carpet'
1,000 seeds $2.00
Alyssum 'Royal Carpet' blooms throughout the summer with spreading mounds of rich purple flowers. It's perfect for containers and edging. Royal Carpet alyssum has a light, sweet fragrance. The masses of small flowers attract butterflies and beneficial insects, making it a good companion plant in the vegetable garden. It's an All-America Selections winner.
height 5" width 10"
Alyssum 'Mountain Gold'
150 seeds $2.25
Alyssum 'Mountain Gold' is a perennial that blooms in late spring with bright yellow flowers on compact, spreading plants with silvery, evergreen foliage. Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold' tolerates drought and poor soil, which makes it perfect for the rock garden. Cut it back after blooming to keep the foliage attractive. Mountain Gold alyssum attracts beneficial insects early in the season. Also known as Creeping Basket of Gold and Lobularia montanum. It needs well-drained soil. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-9.
height 5" spacing 8"
Alyssum 'Basket of Gold'
300 seeds $2.25
Alyssum saxatile is a spring-blooming perennial with gray-green leaves and bright yellow flowers. It's s an important plant for attracting butterflies and beneficial insects early in the season before most other flowers bloom.
Alyssum saxatile typically lives for several years before the plants get old and woody. It self sows, but not invasively. It's a good groundcover for a small area.
Also known as Gold Dust and Aurinia saxatilis. Hardy in zones 3-9.
height 10" spacing 15"
Alyssum 'Dwarf Pink'
1,000 seeds $2.00
Alyssum 'Dwarf Pink' is a very compact plant with masses of tiny pink flowers that have a light fragrance. Dwarf Pink alyssum is good for creating a carpet of color at the edge of a path or between paving stones. It's also nice in the rock garden or as a companion plant in containers.
height 4" width 6"