How to Grow and Care for Alyssum Flowers
Alyssum plants are a tender and delicate annual. They are small and easy
to grow. Alyssum are usually used as a border plant and also look really
good growing in the nooks and crannies of a rock garden. They are good candidates
for container gardens, too. More on
Alyssum are small plants, growing just three to nine inches tall, depending
upon variety. Dainty Alyssum plants have a profusion of flowers, with white
being the most popular. Flower varieties also include: pink, violet, purple
Most Popular Varieties: Carpet of Snow, Mountain Gold
Alyssum are grown from seed. Sow Alyssum seeds directly into your flower
garden. You can also start seeds indoors for transplanting later. If planting
outdoors, sow Alyssum seeds after the soil has begun to warm in the spring.
Alyssum do not like frost, so if started indoors, transplant them outdoors
after the last frost date.
Space plants eight to ten inches apart.
Sow seeds early in the season and cover lightly with soil. Water thoroughly
once. Alyssum will begin to produce a continuous profusion of sweet smelling
flowers by mid-summer.
Days to Germination: 5 -15
How to Grow Alyssum Flower Plants:
Growing Alyssum is easy.
Alyssum like full to partial sun. They will do well in average soils and
tolerate dry soil conditions. Water them during dry periods, once or twice
per week. Soil should drain well. Add a general purpose fertilizer once a
Once your Alyssum are established, they will grow well until the first frost.
Alyssum are tender annuals and highly susceptible to frost.
Plant Height: 3" - 9"
Flowers Bloom: Spring to early summer
Insect and Disease:
Alyssum are somewhat resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease
problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and
to Grow Alyssum Flower Plants