Nothing adds more delight to summer days than the gentle fragrance of sweet alyssum. 'Tiny Tim' is compact and always covered with flowers. A wonderful ground cover, it blooms all growing season with no need to shear back at any time. Alyssum withstands drought and heat, while attracting pollinators. It is an ideal rock garden plant, and gracefully spills over edges of containers.
• 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: 2"–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