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Honey-Scented Alyssum

Summer Romance

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Honey-Scented Alyssum

Summer Romance

(Lobularia maritima)
EXCLUSIVE - Summer Romance forms a tapestry of soft color in shades of lavender, violet, rose-pink and wh...
(Lobularia maritima)
EXCLUSIVE - Summer Romance forms a tapestry of soft color in shades of lavender, violet, rose-pink and white. The 4 to 6 inch plants are soon covered with blossom clusters that literally cloak the ground with pretty colors. The little flowers have a lovely perfume that floats on summer breezes and sweet nectar that attracts gliding butterflies and many other pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden. This fine Dutch seed blend grows easily and reliably with a long season of bloom. 
Seed Count: Approx. 500 / 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 soil in a sunny spot. Sow 1/2 inch 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, airy flowers.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost in a large seed flat. Broadcast seeds 1/2 to 1 inch apart. To transplant, separate clusters of 4 to 5 seedlings and plant each cluster 3 to 5 inches apart.

 

GROWING NOTES

Given ordinary garden soil and even moisture, alyssum 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 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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