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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. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 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 1/4 Lb/1000 sq.ft. Facts of Note: moderate water, sun or light shade, sweet honey fragrance, self-sows, great for borders or rock gardens.