Alyssum Lobularia Maritima Seeds Mix, Fragant Flower Perennial Plant Agricultural Field - 0.02 Oz (Pack of 5)
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Miniature plant 10-15cm high with small flowers and honey aroma. Growing, it forms a dense, flowing carpet. Blossoms from June to frost. The plant tolerates cutting well and blooms a second time just as abundantly. Used for balcony drawers, on stony slides and framing flowerbeds. The plants are cold resistant, light-loving, and do not require soil. Require regular watering. Reproduce by sowing in the ground in early May or under the winter. It is possible to cultivate in the same place for several years due to self-sowing.
Where, When and How to Plant Alyssum Grow alyssum in well-drained, humusy soil that holds moisture well in the summer. Hot, dry spells cause alyssum to stop flowering and potentially dieback. Alyssum needs at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sun to flower well. Grow alyssum planted directly in the garden from seed, started as seedlings indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date, or purchased as a transplant from the local garden center. Alyssum started directly in the garden from seed will bloom later than those started or purchased as transplants. Sow seeds or plant transplants in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Simply sprinkle seeds in the soil bed and lightly press them into the soil. Keep the soil evenly moist and they will germinate within one week. Grow alyssum tightly together in groups spaced only 6 inches apart to create a quicker flowering carpet effect.
Alyssum Growing Tips Keep alyssum well-watered during hot, dry weather. It has few pests and diseases. In mid summer to stimulate more growth and flowering shear your alyssum plants by 1/3rd of their height. Fertilize afterward with a balanced product and water and they will regrow for a late summer flower show. When grown in containers or small spaces with little soil, fertilize monthly to keep them growing strong.