Alyssum Seeds – Snow Cloth
Low growing and sweetly scented, Alyssum Snow Cloth creates drifts of tiny white blossoms. Maxing out at 5 inches tall, Snow Cloth makes an excellent and versatile ground cover and border planting. Snow Cloth Alyssum is adaptable to both sun and partial shade, but the shape will stay more compact with better sun exposure.
Name:Alyssum Seeds – Snowcloth
Botanical Name:Lobularia maritima
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
Plant Type:Trailing Ground Cover, Multi-Stemmed and Spreading Habit, Ovate Leaf Shape
Features:Open Pollinated, Ground Cover, Fragrant, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Poor Soil Tolerant
Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Height:5 inches
Plant Spacing:6-10 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Seeds per Packet:300 mg
Seeds per Pound:500, 000
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant Snowcloth Alyssum
When to Plant Alyssum Seeds
Plant outdoors directly after the last frost of the season or start indoors 5-6 weeks before last frost.
Where to Plant Alyssum Seeds
Plant in full sun where available (6-8 hours of sun per day), Alyssum will tolerate partial shade (4-6 hours of sun per day). Plant in well-draining, acidic soils. Alyssum is tolerant of rocky and sandy soils. Grows well on slopes and in rocky garden environments that may not suitable for other landscape plants.
How to Plant Alyssum Seeds
Lightly press 4-8 seeds into the surface of the soil no deeper than a 1/8th of an inch. Seeds should not be buried, as exposing seeds to sunlight is needed for germination. Alyssum is a spreading plant, keep 6-8 inches apart for best results.
How to Care for Alyssum
Alyssum is a low-maintenance plant. Water sparingly but deeply. Alyssum roots do best when allowed to dry out a bit between waterings, particularly in a partial shade environment. Consistently damp or soggy soil will make the plant prone to root rot. Particularly hot summers may require more frequent watering as needed. Light pruning and deadheading of the plant can allow for an additional flush of bloom throughout the season. Despite being annuals, Alyssum will self-sow and return each year.
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