Lobularia maritima (63 days) Luxuriate in shades of purple by blanketing your beds with this easy-to-grow dwarf 3" alyssum, a profusion of fragrant blossoms right up until the early fall frosts.
Start seed in cool place 6 weeks before setting out. Needs light to germinate. Transplant seedlings 4–8" apart. Easy to grow, likes sun, tolerates some shade. To extend their season, shear plants halfway back four weeks after bloom. Resistant to frost, will tolerate temperatures below 25°. Annual. 1953 AAS. About 2,370 seeds/g. NEW!
4823 Royal Carpet Purple Alyssum
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