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.)

Where to plant:

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'.

Cultivars and varieties:

Alyssum maritimum 'Carpet of Snow' - Ideal plants for borders, edging and rockeries.

Alyssum maritimum 'Golf Mix' - Attracts butterflies.

Alyssum maritimum 'Little Dorrit' - Probably the most commonly grown alyssum.

Alyssum maritimum 'Minimum'

Alyssum maritimum 'Oriental Night'

Alyssum maritimum 'Rosie O'Day'

Alyssum maritimum 'Royal Carpet'

Alyssum maritimum 'Snow Carpet' - Larger flowered variety.

Alyssum maritimum 'Snow Crystals' - Larger flowered variety.

Alyssum maritimum 'Snow Drift'

Alyssum maritimum 'Wonderland'

Alyssum saxatile var. compactum 'Gold Dust' - An attractive grey-leaved perennial which bears trailing flower spikes of rich golden yellow.

Seeds to sow now:

Indoors or in a greenhouse

Cress

Ornamental pepper

Outside

Alpine wallflower

Alyssum

Basil

Beet, Beetroot, Chard

Beetroot

Cabbage

Canterbury bell,

Carrot

Common wallflower

Cress

Double daisy

Foxglove

Kohl rabi

Lettuce

Onion

Pansy

Radish

Spinach

Spring onion

Sweet William

Turnip

 

 

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