Lobularia maritima selections
Sweet alyssum, with its dainty, fragrant flowers, is often used in containers and hanging baskets to spill over the edges, creating a soft, frothy look. It's also a great edging plant because of its tidy, compact habit. Regardless of how you use it, sweet alyssum does best in spring and fall's cool conditions (or use it for winter color in very warm climates).
In cool-summer conditions, such as the northern third of the United States, sweet alyssum will bloom steadily through the summer. It halts bloom in summer in warmer areas.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- To 8 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- To 1 foot wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Privacy,Slopes,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Fragrant,Easy to Grow
'Clear Crystal Lavender Shades' is an extra-vigorous selection with fragrant, larger-than-typical lavender blooms. It grows 10 inches tall and 14 inches wide.
'Easter Basket Blend' bears blooms with violet, rose, or pink flowers on 4-inch-tall plants.
'Easter Bonnet Pastel Mix' offers soft pink, lavender, and white blooms on tidy 4-inch-tall plants.
'New Carpet of Snow' bears white blooms on tidy 3-inch-tall plants.
'Rosie O'Day' bears rosy-lavender flowers on compact 4-inch-tall plants.
'Snow Crystals' has fragrant, extra-large flowers on vigorous plants.
'Snow Princess' is an exceptionally vigorous variety that's heat tolerant and bears clusters of white flowers that are much larger than older varieties. It's strongly fragrant, as well, and grows 6 inches tall but can trail to 5 feet.
Plant It With
Mix nemesia, with its fine-texture blooms and foliage, with lower sweet alyssum for a charming, fragrant combination.
Rich purple pansies look great growing with a carpet of white sweet alyssum.
Upright stock always looks good when grown with tidy mounds of sweet alyssum.