Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia)
Sweet Alyssum Plant FeaturesThe honey-scented flowers of sweet alyssum make this easy-care annual a delightful addition to hanging baskets, containers, or border edges. It's a compact, trailing plant that grows just 6 to 10 inches tall and produces trusses of gorgeous blooms in shades of pink, white, lavender, or purple. Sweet alyssum is also highly attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. This rugged annual flower is also relatively cold hardy so you can use it in the early spring when the temperatures hover in the 40s and 50s.
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Sweet Alyssum Growing InstructionsPlant sweet alyssum in a sunny spot, with rich, well-drained soil. If you are using sweet alyssum in a pot or planter use a quality potting soil mix. Water sweet alyssum whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. In mid-summer the plants may produce fewer blooms. To encourage a new flush of flowers, shearing them back to remove faded blooms and shaggy growth.
Sweet alyssum is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
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