Alyssum is a delicate carpet of tiny flowers with a subtle, sweet scent. The low-growing foliage is covered by tiny flowers that are closely packed around small racemes that grow upward as lower flowers fade. Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) is very easy to grow, from plant or seed, and a cool-season flower that can be set out in early spring are grown throughout the fall and winter, in frost-free climates. Most varieties will fade in the heat, but rally again in the fall.
Planting & Care
SunLight: Loves full sun, a slightly shaded area will work best for this plant
Soil: Alyssum needs loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 5.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).
Watering: Alyssum needs to well-watered during hot, dry weather.
Fertilizer: alyssum plants should not need any fertilizer unless your soil is poor. Container alyssum plants will need more frequent water and monthly feedings with a water-soluble fertilizer.
Temperature: Average Germination temperature: 65 F to 70 F