Alyssum

Very pretty, low growing, hardy perennials and annuals. Small pillows of multiple tiny flowers, continuing to flower throughout the summer. Sweetly scented. For prolonged flowering snip off the seedpods after each bloom.

Suggested sowing time:


(Key: sow indoors,   sow outside,   sow outside under cover.)

Culinary use:

The dwarf spreading habit of these plants make them particularly good for edging, rockeries, hanging baskets, between paving and dry stone walls. For an effective display interplant with Lobelia 'Crystal Palace'.

Varieties:

'Carpet of Snow'
'Gold Dust' - An attractive grey-leaved perennial which bears trailing flower spikes of rich golden yellow.
'Golf Mix' - Attracts butterflies
'Little Dorrit' - Probably the most commonly grown alyssum.
'Minimum'
'Oriental Night'
'Rosie O'Day'
'Royal Carpet'
'Snow Carpet' - Larger flowered variety
'Snow Crystals' - Larger flowered variety
'Snow Drift'
'Wonderland'

Seeds to plant now:

Indoors or in a heated greenhouse

Ageratum

Alyssum

Aubergine

Cardoon

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Columbine

Cress

Cucumber

Lettuce

Lobelia

Ornamental pepper

Pepper

Petunia

Salvia

Tomato

Outside

Alyssum

Amaranthus

Asparagus

Beetroot

Borecole

Broccoli

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Courgette

Hollyhock

Lettuce

Normandy sorrel

Onion

Parsnip

Radish

Runner bean

Spinach

Spring onion

Sweet pea

Outside under cover

Brussels sprout

Carrot

Cauliflower

Cucumber

French marigold

Leek

Lettuce

Marrow

Onion

Pea

Snapdragon

Sweet corn

Tomato