Carpet of Snow Alyssum


Carpet of Snow Alyssum

Lobularia maritima
(60 days) Annual. Free-flowering ground cover, blossoming from late spring well into fall with a fragrance like fresh-mown hay. Cascading habit makes it excellent for windowboxes or terrace edges. 4" dwarf white. Formerly known as Little Gem, predates 1890. Widely recognized nectar source for beneficial insects. Start seed in cool place 6 weeks before setting out. Needs light to germinate. Transplant seedlings 4–8" apart. Easy to grow, likes sun, tolerates some shade. To extend their season, shear plants halfway back four weeks after bloom. Resistant to frost, will tolerate temperatures below 25°. About 2,370 seeds/g. Especially attractive to pollinators.

4821 Carpet of Snow
Item Discounted
A: 0.5g for $2.50  
B: 7g for $4.25  
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C: 28g for $5.50  
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D: 84g for $14.00  
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Additional Information


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

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