A sweetly scented alyssum covered with tiny, rose-pink flowers in mini-rosettes. Perfect for continuous color in rock gardens, rock walls, along a garden path, or spilling from your favorite containers. A 1961 All-America Selections award winner.
• Botanical Name: Lobularia maritima
• Family: Brassicaceae
• Native: Mediterranean region
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5 and warmer; often grown as an annual as it gets leggy in its second year.
• Plant Dimensions: 4" tall, 6"–12" wide
• Exposure: Full sun to part shade
• Bloom Period: Spring to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 60°–85°F. Mild Climates: Fall sowing for winter bloom is recommended.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
• Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
• Seed Depth: Press into surface
• Seed Spacing: A pinch of 20–30 seeds every 6"
• Thinning: Not required