ALYSSUM CARPET OF SNOW SEEDS GROUNDCOVER HONEY SCENTED WHITE FLOWERS! $1.30

IF YOU NEED A BIG AREA COVERED FAST WITH A LOW GROWING CARPET OF SWEET HONEY-SMELLING HEAVEN, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THIS! ALYSSUM CARPET OF SNOW WILL SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE TO COVER ALL THE SINS OF POOR SANDY SOILS. THEY ATTRACT NECTAR FEEDING INSECTS AND LOVE THE SUNSHINE! GREAT FOR ATTRACTING BEES TO YOUR VEGGIES!

Description
Lobularia maritima or commonly called Sweet Alyssum, Sweet Alice or Sweet Alison. Alyssum is native to the Mediterranean where it’s commonly found growing. Low growing annual mounds of white flowers give off a rich honey perfume.

Alyssum makes an excellent cover for weed suppression as a living mulch and is amazing for attracting beneficial insects. Tiny predatory wasp species are attracted by the small flowers, and will feed on caterpillars, aphids, and other pests. The nectar within the Alyssum flowers is a preferred food source for the adult stages of caterpillar-parasitic micro-wasps and hoverflies, the larvae of which are voracious predators of aphids. The nectar is also irresistible to small native bees and other insect pollinators.

Ideal for edging, baskets, or pots. Excellent, well-behaved companion plants for most garden vegetables.

Alyssum flowers are edible! They have a slightly sweet and peppery flavour which are great in a salad.

Grow Notes
Choose a growing site for Alyssum that receives full sun for best flowering. Alyssum will also grow well in light shade, but flowering may be reduced. Alyssum requires a free-draining soil to grow successfully. Sandy soils are great.

Apply a complete liquid organic fertiliser, worm juice or compost tea every few weeks throughout the growing season to encourage flowering over a long period and promote healthy growth.

Sow
Very small seeds, mix with fine grains of sand if needed to aid distribution of seeds.

Sow Alyssum seeds in groups of 8 to 10 seeds for stronger effect. Do not cover as they need light to germinate. Plants grow to 15cm tall, but they tend to spread, so if needed you can keep them compact by growing in full sun.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
Annual plants grow to 12cm tall and flower around 60 days. Shear plants after first flowering for a second bloom.

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