A mat forming annual that thrives in the cool spring and fall. Most popular color is white.
Soil & Site
A cold hardy annual being one of the first annuals to be planted in early May (zone #5). Preforms best in the coolness of the spring and fall.
The most popular color is white. Also available in pink, rose and lilac. Has a sweet honey scented
small lanceolate to linear leaves, matting foliage
4 'tall, forms a mat, space 6-10"
In the heat of the summer it may need a light shearing to rejuvenated the plant.
Instead of sowing in a seed flat and transplanting up to the growing container, it is better to sow directly into the finale growing container. Seedling are very small May be direct seeded (in situ) in the garden
Grows as a perennial in Southern Europe, native to the Mediterranean
When I worked at a garden center, the flats of Sweet Alyssum would fill the area up with a sweet smell.