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Oriental Nights Sweet Alyssum Seeds

Oriental Nights Sweet Alyssum Seeds

SKU: #1072

Nothing adds more delight to summer days than the gentle fragrance of sweet alyssum. A wonderful annual ground cover, alyssum blooms all growing season, withstands drought and heat, and is an ideal rock garden plant. Alyssum graces containers and planters by hanging over their edges, and to top it off, it is very easy to grow! Edible flowers have a mild, grassy/mustardy flavor; the clusters make a charming garnish to salads and desserts.

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0.25 g

(~500 seeds)

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Variety Info

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.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

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

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

Sowing Info

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