Tiny Tim Sweet Alyssum Seeds

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Nothing adds more delight to summer days than the gentle fragrance of sweet alyssum. 'Tiny Tim' is compact and always covered with flowers. A wonderful ground cover, it blooms all growing season with no need to shear back at any time. Alyssum withstands drought and heat, while attracting pollinators. It is an ideal rock garden plant, and gracefully spills over edges of containers.
$1.99 250 mg

Botanical Name: Lobularia maritima

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5 and warmer; often grown as an annual as it gets leggy in its second year.

Plant Dimensions: 2"–4" tall, 6"–12" wide

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 60°–85°F. Mild Climates: Fall sowing for winter bloom is recommended.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A pinch of 20–30 seeds every 6"

Thinning: Not required

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Tiny Tim Sweet Alyssum Seeds Reviews

7 reviews
unassuming with an intoxicating scent
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You will not believe the delicious and honey like aroma that these tiny flowers put out! They look absolutely darling as a garden border among larger and more colorful flowers. I can never help myself and always stop to smell them when I walk by the garden.
Tara P

Chicken Nibbles
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These are very pretty, and my chickens love nibbling on the flowers. It's not even a problem as it can be with other flowers, because there are so many tiny petals the four of them can't make a dent! The alyssum creeps nicely around the area it is planted in and I'll be planting more in the spring. Good ground flower for a bed.
Andrea Winchell

Bloomed all winter!
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I planted Tiny Tim alyssum seeds in September of 2018. They came up and bloomed until around mid-March. They lasted through several nights in the 20F or lower range. And I think the seeds were about 2 years older or older.
Kristy Muller

the tiny tim sweet alyssum was not even noticeable
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the tiny tim sweet alyssum flowers were too small to notice and not fragrant. we will not get them again
jyl sundquist
Owner Response: Thanks for your feedback. We wonder if you possibly had a pest eating these flowers making them unnoticeable? The flowers on this alyssum are about 1/4" wide and plants grown in good conditions are generally covered with blooms in cooler temperatures. We are always available to help, so please don't hesitate to contact us when things aren't growing as expected.

Bee-loved
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In Phoenix, I plant these sweetly scented little guys in the fronts of my irrigated Arizona flower beds in early spring. I'm always delighted by the honey fragrance and even happier to see the bees come back again and again for sips from the tiny flowers. If the nectar tastes anything like how the flowers smell, I am jealous of the bees. These flowers also self-sow to a limited extent, but replanting each spring seems to be the best way to go. Indifferent to soils, it seems: as long as soil is well-drained and kept moist, I have found these guys self-sown even next to tougher plants like "Bright Lights Cosmos" and Brazilian vervain in hot spots provided irrigation is there. Amazing!
Ari Driver

Did not grow for me
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This was one of the few plants that did not do well for me. Most of my other Botanical Interest seeds did very well. I hope you have better luck.
Jennifer
Owner Response: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are sorry these did not germinate well for you. It's important to just press a pinch of these tiny seeds into the soil surface rather than bury them. Because the seeds are surface sown it means the soil around the seeds will need more frequent watering to ensure seeds stay consistently moist which is essential to germination. In a warmer area like TX, depending on the time of year, this means watering several times a day. In warm areas like yours, we recommend sowing these seeds in fall as they bloom and perform best in cool weather. We hope this helps. You can find this information and more in the tabs on this product page. We sure hope you will try again. Happy gardening!

Grew like crazy
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More beautiful to similar seeds I bought from the store.
SF

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