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Sweet Alyssum in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum

 

Sweet Alyssum

Lobularia maritima, or Alyssum maritimum, commonly referred to as sweet alyssum, or just alyssum, is a species of low-growing flowering annual plants. 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.

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plant Features
  • Sweet Alyssum likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Sweet Alyssum likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Sweet Alyssum likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Sweet Alyssum

Latin name

Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum

type

Annual

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sweet Alyssum likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Sweet Alyssum likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Sweet Alyssum likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

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

Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum

Lobularia maritima, or Alyssum maritimum, commonly referred to as sweet alyssum, or just alyssum, is a species of low-growing flowering annual plants. 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.


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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