Alyssum

Very pretty, low growing, hardy perennials and annuals. Small pillows of multiple tiny flowers, continuing to flower throughout the summer. Sweetly scented. For prolonged flowering snip off the seedpods after each bloom.

Suggested sowing time:


(Key: sow indoors,   sow outside,   sow outside under cover.)

Culinary use:

The dwarf spreading habit of these plants make them particularly good for edging, rockeries, hanging baskets, between paving and dry stone walls. For an effective display interplant with Lobelia 'Crystal Palace'.

Varieties:

'Carpet of Snow'
'Gold Dust' - An attractive grey-leaved perennial which bears trailing flower spikes of rich golden yellow.
'Golf Mix' - Attracts butterflies
'Little Dorrit' - Probably the most commonly grown alyssum.
'Minimum'
'Oriental Night'
'Rosie O'Day'
'Royal Carpet'
'Snow Carpet' - Larger flowered variety
'Snow Crystals' - Larger flowered variety
'Snow Drift'
'Wonderland'

Seeds to plant now:

Indoors or in a heated greenhouse

Coriander

Cress

Forget-me-not

Ornamental pepper

Sunflower

Outside

Alpine wallflower

Alyssum

Amaranthus

Basil

Beetroot

Cabbage

Campanula

Cardoon

Carrot

Courgette

Cress

Double daisy

Foxglove

Honesty

Kohl rabi

Lettuce

Marrow

Pansy

Radish

Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia

Runner bean

Spinach

Spring onion

Sweet William

Swiss chard

Turnip

Wallflower

Outside under cover

Cucumber