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Sweet Alyssum Avalanche in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lobularia maritima 'Avalanche'

 

Sweet Alyssum 'Avalanche'

Lobularia maritima, or Alyssum maritimum (commonly referred to as sweet alyssum, sweet alison, or just alyssum) is a species of low-growing flowering annual plants part of the Brassicaceae family. It is native to western and central Mediterranean areas, often found on sandy beaches. The stem is very branched, with dense clusters of fragrant small white, purple or pink flowers. The flowers are produced throughout the growing season, or year-round in areas free of frost. In mild winters, it may continue as a short lived perennial plant. 'Avalanche' produces fragrant white flowers.

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plant Features
  • Sweet Alyssum Avalanche likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Sweet Alyssum Avalanche likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Sweet Alyssum Avalanche is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Sweet Alyssum Avalanche likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Sweet Alyssum 'Avalanche'

Latin name

Lobularia maritima 'Avalanche'

type

Annual

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sweet Alyssum Avalanche likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Sweet Alyssum Avalanche is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Sweet Alyssum Avalanche likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Sweet Alyssum Avalanche likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sweet Alyssum Avalanche is 0.30meters x 0.20meters 0.30 M 0.20 M

Lobularia maritima 'Avalanche'

Lobularia maritima, or Alyssum maritimum (commonly referred to as sweet alyssum, sweet alison, or just alyssum) is a species of low-growing flowering annual plants part of the Brassicaceae family. It is native to western and central Mediterranean areas, often found on sandy beaches. The stem is very branched, with dense clusters of fragrant small white, purple or pink flowers. The flowers are produced throughout the growing season, or year-round in areas free of frost. In mild winters, it may continue as a short lived perennial plant. 'Avalanche' produces fragrant white flowers.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The plant is best planted in early spring, in light and well drained soil. Plant in full sun. It requires little maintenance when growing. Although an annual, it may reseed in temperate climates. It is also grown in cracks in paving and walls, and is especially associated with coastal locations. It prefers partial shade, and is resistant to heat and drought.

 
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