Alyssum (Sweet Alyssum)
Sweet Alyssum is a small herbaceous annual flower that blooms with dense clusters of flowers that attract beneficial insects. It is a fast growing and sprawling plant perfect for use in rock gardens, as a groundcover in flower beds, or as a spiller in container plantings.
It is recommended to start Alyssum as transplants and move to the garden when they reach a manageable size. To start Alyssum from seed begin sowing about 4 weeks before the average last frost date in your area. Sprinkle a few seeds in each cell and press firmly into the soil. Do not cover seed as Alyssum needs light to germinate. Transplant into the garden after danger of frost has passed.
Full sun to part shade
Well draining soil with average fertility; pH 6-7
Alyssum will start to get tired looking in the hottest part of the summer. Cut the plants back by half to encourage new blooms through fall.
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