Tiny Tim Sweet Alyssum Seeds

4.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(18 reviews)
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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. Edible flowers have a mild, grassy/mustardy flavor; the clusters make a charming garnish to salads and desserts.
$2.29 250 mg (~500 seeds)

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

18 reviews

unassuming with an intoxicating scent

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
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 from FL

Chicken Nibbles

5 out of 5 stars Dec 20, 2018
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 from OR

Bloomed all winter!

5 out of 5 stars May 16, 2019
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 from GA

the tiny tim sweet alyssum was not even noticeable

1 out of 5 stars Jul 28, 2020
the tiny tim sweet alyssum flowers were too small to notice and not fragrant. we will not get them again
jyl sundquist from OR
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.


4 out of 5 stars Oct 29, 2020
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 from AZ

Did not grow for me

1 out of 5 stars Nov 2, 2020
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 from TX
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

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2020
More beautiful to similar seeds I bought from the store.
SF from NY

Long lasting

5 out of 5 stars Apr 2, 2021
These guys just bloomed and bloomed all season long. They can seem small and fragile at first but give them time and they will spread and bloom so much, it's really like a carpet of snow, must have in your garden. Definitely worth starting from seeds.
Napat from NY

So easy to grow!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 27, 2021
I am in zone 6a. This is probably the most satisfying plant to grow from seed for me. I started some in trays and some directly in ground they both grew so well and spread to fill the gaps in no time. I now have a carpet of white flowers that smell amazing in late June. I'm curious what they will look like next year since they are suppose to be perennials.
Qian from MI

More than I expected

5 out of 5 stars Jul 15, 2021
I grew these from seed this year. I did my research, or so I thought. They germinated and grew beautifully. When I planted them, they were in shock for about 2 weeks so I wasn't sure they'd survive. Then it rained. Now they're HUGE. I love them, but unfortunately in my garden they look like weeds. I have dragon's breath celosia in there with them and the alyssum has just taken them over. I'm not complaining - the seeds and plants are great. Just a little more than expected.
Diana from GA

Hardy and keeps on blooming!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 13, 2021
I'm in zone 7b and a beginning but enthusiastic gardener who researches the heck out of everything. I started a few of these and the Oriental Night variety indoors Feb . 20th, but the seedlings looked frail and leggy (probably due to insufficient light. So I decided to direct sow them along the garden path where I intended them to grow and boy! did they germinate. Direct sowed March 23 and filled any gaps I saw with the few seedlings I had - after hardening those off - on April 18th. The seedlings started blooming first and by mid-may parts of the path that get full sun all day were blooming. By June the entire path was lined with fragrant alyssum! And they are still going strong now (Sept. 13). I read somewhere that if you cut them back regularly they will keep on blooming, so every so often I've cut back patches of them and I do think that's what's kept them going. Two minor notes: 1) despite plenty of bees and butterflies visiting my garden, they did not care for either alyssums. I am wondering if it's because some traditional pollinator flowers are over hybridized/developed and lose their pollinator attractiveness along the way (yarrow seems to have the same issues). 2) is that the Oriental Night variety is a less vigorous grower and bloomer than the Tiny Tim one, but am super happy with both. Will definitely get these again for next year and think I'll get the other varieties as well and have a fun colorful path. Do hope the other varieties will make pollinators happier.
Kat from MD
Owner Response: Hi Kat, Thank you for sharing your experience. This small flower is excellent for attracting small, beneficial insects like small native bees and predatory insects that help control pests. You will not likely see the larger Eurpoean honey bee on it as much, but those small bees are still important for pollinations. We are glad you enjoyed this cultivar. Happy gardening!


5 out of 5 stars Oct 5, 2021
They kept blooming and blooming ...
Inge from CO

Pretty in sun!

4 out of 5 stars Nov 2, 2021
These did well, though blooming a bit later this year than when I've planted them (at the same time of the year) in the past, and only happy in a good amount of sun (2/3 or more of the day. Great for sunny spots as a filler or in a sunny fairy garden.
Beth from MD

grew large and wild

3 out of 5 stars Dec 3, 2021
These seeds germinated and grew extremely well, almost too well for me! They were much larger than the diminutive size advertised on the packet and website description. They spread well and reseeded themselves freely, which would be great if you are wanting to cover a large space, but in my small container garden they became something of a thug, and the petals that they dropped got all over everything. Not sure I would try this variety again, but I think it would work well for other folks!
Casey from PA

Great germination

5 out of 5 stars Dec 12, 2021
These seeds were wonderful. I sprinkled them around the outer portion of two pots and they were peaking out quickly and a wonderful addition to the flower pots. I'll never buy alyssum plants again.
Kathryn from WI


5 out of 5 stars Dec 23, 2021
My alyssum turned out beautiful this year. I grew from seed for the first time ever. They got tall and very thick.
Diana from GA

Did not grow for me

2 out of 5 stars Mar 3, 2022
Scattered these in a bed with more shade than sun. A few plants came up, died soon after. Won't try them again.
Edith from SC
Owner Response: Hi Edith, We are sorry you were disappointed with this alyssum. It does sound like the seeds performed as expected (germinated) however, some environmental conditions seedlings are dependent on the photosynthesis and thrive could be improved. We are here for you! Please don't hesitate to contact us to troubleshoot growing conditions.

Excellent Garden Filler

5 out of 5 stars Apr 22, 2022
Very pretty and incredibly quick blooming little flower. We're talking under 30 days seed to bloom. Thickened up nicely. Stayed more compact than the Royal Carpet alyssum we also planted, although both did get a bit leggy as the season wore on. Looks like there'll be a lot of volunteers too. Recommended!
Charles from AZ

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