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.)
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.
'Snow Carpet' - Larger flowered variety
'Snow Crystals' - Larger flowered variety
Seeds to plant now:
Indoors or in a heated greenhouse
Aubrieta, Aubrietia, Rock cress
Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia
Outside under cover