Alyssum maritima 'Carpet of Snow'
2,000 seeds $2.75
Alyssum 'Carpet of Snow' is a popular annual. The bushy plants trail along the ground, filling in the spaces between larger annuals and perennials. The flowers have a light, sweet fragrance. Carpet of Snow alyssum is a good self-sower, and it makes a fine bulb cover. Also known as Lobularia maritima.
height 8" width 15"
Alyssum is a popular annual or perennial plant with masses of tiny flowers that attract beneficial insects. Easy to grow from seed.
Sowing Alyssum Seeds
Sow alyssum seeds outdoors in late spring. Or start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun.
Alyssum maritima 'Royal Carpet'
1,000 seeds $2.75
Alyssum 'Royal Carpet' blooms throughout the summer with spreading mounds of rich purple flowers. It's perfect for containers and edging.
Royal Carpet alyssum has a light, sweet fragrance. The masses of small flowers attract butterflies and beneficial insects, making it a good companion plant in the vegetable garden. It's an All-America Selections winner.
height 5" width 10"
Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold'
(Creeping Basket of Gold)
150 seeds $3.00
Alyssum 'Mountain Gold' tolerates drought and poor soil. Cut it back after blooming to keep the foliage attractive. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-9.
height 5" spacing 8"
Alyssum saxatile 'Basket of Gold'
300 seeds $3.00
Alyssum saxatile is a spring-blooming perennial with gray-green leaves and bright yellow flowers. It's s an important plant for attracting butterflies and beneficial insects early in the season before most other flowers bloom.
height 10" spacing 15"
Alyssum maritima 'Dwarf Pink'
1,000 seeds $2.75
Alyssum 'Dwarf Pink' is a compact plant with masses of tiny flowers that have a light fragrance. The flowers range in color from pale pink to purplish pink.
Dwarf Pink alyssum is good for creating a carpet of color at the edge of a path or in a rock garden. It's wonderful in containers or as a groundcover between larger plants in the garden.
height 5" width 6"