Sweet Alyssum Seeds-(Royal Carpet)
Sweet Alyssum Seeds-(Royal Carpet) Attracts beneficial insects - Perennial
This hardy flower is considered a tender perennial as it grows as a perennial and will bloom year round in frost free climates. With an average of 2-4 inches in height, each plant will spread as much as 1' in diameter. This variety of sweet alyssum produces fragrant masses of pink flowers that grow close to the ground. Sweet Alyssum plants spread vertically and bloom quickly.
Dwarf Sweet Alyssum wildflower or flower seed produce a fragrant low growing mass of flowers that reach a height of 2 - 4 inches. This low height and compact growth makes sweet alyssum perfect for borders in flower beds, along path ways, or as a (no or very low traffic) groundcover. Sweet Alyssum seed produces an annual or tender perennial flower that will bloom continuously throughout the growing season if the "deadheads" or dead blooms are kept trimmed. Click on the picture above for a larger view of these beautiful "Dwarf Roses".
A native of southern Europe, Sweet Alyssum has adapted to all areas of the USA and is commonly referred to as a carpet of snow flowers. It is best to sow this flower seed in early spring after the last "killing" frost to protect tender seedlings. While this variety has pink blooms, there are other varieties available in white or purple. See out list of individual species in the right column.
Sweet Alyssum is drought tolerant, heat tolerant, grows rapidly producing an endless display of fragrant blooms. It thrives in full sun to partial shade in almost any type of soil and is often found, growing wild, on roadsides, sandy and rocky areas, and waste areas. Thus Sweet Alyssum can be considered a landscaping garden flower or a wildflower!
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 7 - 9
- Height: 8 - 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring and summer
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 6.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 55 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 20 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover
- Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 2 1/2 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 6 inches