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Honey-Scented Alyssum

Summer Peaches

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Honey-Scented Alyssum

Summer Peaches

(Lobularia maritima)
EXCLUSIVE - We’ve fallen in love with this new alyssum from skilled Dutch breeders. The tiny scented clu...
(Lobularia maritima)
EXCLUSIVE - We’ve fallen in love with this new alyssum from skilled Dutch breeders. The tiny scented clusters of Summer Peaches quickly form a ground-covering tapestry of pastel blossoms in soft peachy tones. Easy to grow and fast to bloom, Summer Peaches is perfect to carpet rose or bulb beds, unify and fill in containers or soften borders and garden edges. Alyssum’s honey scent perfumes the air all summer and its sweet nectar is a magnet for butterflies and beneficial insects.
Seed Count: Approx. 560 / Weight: 0.15 gms
$ 2.99

HARDY ANNUAL

Spring/summer bloom
Can handle frost

 

EASIEST TO PLANT DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Plant in early spring in well-worked garden soil in a sunny spot. Sow seeds 1 to 2 inches apart and barely cover. Keep evenly moist while awaiting germination. Seedlings will create a carpet of fine-textured leaves, followed by a blanket of soft flowers.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost in a large container. Broadcast seeds 1/2 to 1 inch apart. When seedlings are well established and the danger of frost is over, separate clusters of 4 to 5 seedlings and plant each cluster 3 to 5 inches apart in the garden.

 

GROWING NOTES

Given ordinary garden soil and even moisture, Summer Peaches grows easily and blooms profusely just 6 to 8 weeks from sowing. Plants stay compact and don't get rangy. After the first flush of intense flowering is over, cut plants back halfway to re-bloom abundantly. In mild winter areas, sow Summer Peaches alyssum in the fall around bulbs, in containers or to cover bare areas. Plants overwinter to bloom all spring in a pretty carpet of pastel shades. 

 

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
February – June, Fall
Full sun
1/2 inch apart
barely cover
10 – 14 days
4 - 6 inches

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
February – June, Fall
Full sun
1/2 inch apart
barely cover
10 – 14 days
4 - 6 inches

Cold Winters

May – June

Mild Winters

February – June, Fall

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1/2 inch apart
barely cover

Days to Germinate

10 – 14 days

Mature Height

4 - 6 inches

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