Alyssum, Carpet of Snow
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.