Alyssum, Carpet of Snow Sweet (Lobularia maritima) - 250 Seeds
If you’re looking for a flower that is sure to bring delight to your garden, then Alyssum, Carpet of Snow Sweet (Lobularia maritima) is an excellent choice! This charming annual flower is perfect for adding scented beauty and a vibrant splash of color to any garden. The flowers are small and sweetly scented, and they blanket the ground in a lovely carpet of white that is sure to draw admiring glances from visitors. Its compact growth habit makes it the ideal choice for beds, borders, and containers – just the thing to spice up any outdoor space! Easy-to-care-for and fairly hardy, this delightful plant won't let gardening rookies down or disappoint seasoned green thumbs; simply give it plenty of sunlight and some water and watch as masses of fragrant blooms burst into life.
- Latin Name: Lobularia maritima
- Type: Annual
- USDA Zone: 2-11
- Germination Time: 5-10 days
- Days to Maturity: 60-100 days
- Plant Height: 6-12 inches
- Stratification Days: Not required
For best results, start Alyssum, Carpet of Snow Sweet seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date or sow directly in the garden after the last frost date. Plant the seeds in well-drained soil in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Sow the seeds at a depth of 1/8 inch and space the plants 6-8 inches apart. Optimal germination temperature is 70-75°F. Alyssum, Carpet of Snow Sweet is a hardy plant that is relatively low maintenance and will thrive with proper care. Regular watering is important during dry spells, and the plants will benefit from a light application of compost or fertilizer in early spring.
Alyssum, Carpet of Snow Sweet is ready to be harvested once the flowers have fully formed. Simply cut the stems, hang them upside down, and allow the flowers to dry completely. Store the dried flowers in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, and they'll be ready to use whenever you need them.