Alyssum Carpet of Snow

Alyssum, Carpet of Snow

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Open  Pollinated. Annual.

  • Lobularia maritima Annual. 5".
  • An old fashioned spreading plant with tiny fragrant white flowers. Carpet of Snow Alyssum blooms from mid spring until frost. Borders and pots.
  • May stop blooming during extreme hot weather but once it cools down it will begin to bloom again. Be sure to keep watered during this time.
  • Plant in and around the garden and landscape; attracts beneficial insects to the garden.

Planting Directions Sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.  Plant seed on the surface and lightly press down, in sterile starting mix with a soil temperature of  55°-70°.  Direct sow outdoors in early spring, when soil is still cool.  Transplant outdoors when soil temperatures are 55°-60°, in full sun.  Plant in well prepared soil that has been amended with rich compost or a general garden fertilizer. Thin plants to 6”-8” apart.  Water a moderate amount regularly.  If flowering slows due to hot weather, trim back plants by half to encourage new growth. Trim plants after first bloom to promote a stronger second bloom.