Lobularia maritima 'Easter Bonnet'
Sweet Alyssum, Alyssum maritima
|Old-fashioned favorites, the dainty, spreading plants are covered with clusters of small, sweetly fragrant flowers. Bees love the lavender, purple, rose and white blossoms. Plant as a ground cover annual, as edging, between stepping stones, and in rock gardens, containers, and hanging baskets. Sometimes comes as part of wildflower seed packs. Invaluable companions to spring-flowering bulbs because they bloom long after others are finished. Flowers continuously in warm winter climates, and seeds itself in all areas. However, is best in cool weather. In hot summer areas, plant in partial shade for richer colors. Once flowers fade, shear lightly to promote a whole new crop of flowers and keep plant from becoming leggy.
Creating a low-growing tapestry of brilliant color, this is a mixture of different plants which bloom white, pastel pink, lavender, violet and deep rosy pink.
Attributes - Lobularia maritima 'Easter Bonnet'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Fall
Flower Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple, White
Height: 3 in. to 4 in.
Width: 8 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Notes: Container Plants, Fragrant, Long Blooming. Susceptible to Beetles, Black Spot, Caterpillars, Damping-off, Powdery Mildew, Rust.
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