Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

Popular annual for use as an edging plant where lots of flowers are needed. Good for growing between walkway stones and as a filler between taller plants.

  • Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 3 - 6 Inches
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Bloom Color: Yellow, Pink, Purple White
  • Bloom Season: June - October
  • Hardiness: Hardy Annual
  • Size: Small
Caring for Alyssum
  • Full sun to partial shade in well-drained soils.
  • During the summer, cut back plants to keep it flowering.
  • Leave plants in the garden over the winter.
  • In spring, remove plants to expose lots of self-sown seedlings.
  • Very good soil drainage is a must if alyssum is to perform well in the garden.