Alyssum – Carpet of Snow – Lobularia maritima
Annual Open Pollinated. Sweet scented white flowers bloom throughout the year and smell like warmed honey. The plants create a dense carpet of delicate white flowers, and will flower more profusely if dead-headed. This annual or tender perennial is low-growing and very easy to grow, and makes a great border plant, or interspersed in a vegetable garden. Pack covers approximately 10 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 6″ apart.
- Flowers: Fragrant. Blooms in spring to fall
- Attracts: Attracts bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects
- Soil: Adaptable to various soil types
- Native: Southern Europe
- USDA Zone: 3-9
- Plant In: Spring
- Planting Depth: 1/8″
- Days to Germinate: 7-14 Days
- Height At Maturity: 6-12″
- Sun/Shade Requirements: Partial Sun
- Water Needs: Moderate Water
Annual for Garden and Naturalizing Lobularia maritima Height: 3-4 Bloom Season: Spring to Fall Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq.ft. (~5240 seeds/pack) Facts of Note: moderate water, sun or light shade, sweet honey fragrance, self-sows, great for borders or rock gardens.