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.)

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:

A. maritimum 'Carpet of Snow' - Ideal plants for borders, edging and rockeries.
A. saxatile var. compactum 'Gold Dust' - An attractive grey-leaved perennial which bears trailing flower spikes of rich golden yellow.
A. maritimum 'Golf Mix' - Attracts butterflies
A. maritimum 'Little Dorrit' - Probably the most commonly grown alyssum.
A. maritimum 'Minimum'
A. maritimum 'Oriental Night'
A. maritimum 'Rosie O'Day'
A. maritimum 'Royal Carpet'
A. maritimum 'Snow Carpet' - Larger flowered variety
A. maritimum 'Snow Crystals' - Larger flowered variety
A. maritimum 'Snow Drift'
A. maritimum 'Wonderland'

Seeds to plant now:

Indoor or in a heated greenhouse

Ageratum

Alyssum

Aubergine

Bell pepper, pepper

Cardoon

Celeriac

Celery

Columbine

Coriander

Cress

Cucumber

Floss flower, Ageratum

Forget-me-not

Ornamental pepper

Pepper

Tomato

Outside

Alyssum

Amaranthus

Asparagus

Aubrieta, Aubrietia, Rock cress

Aubrietia, Rock cress

Beetroot, Garden beet

Borecole, Kale

Broccoli

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Courgette

Hollyhock

Kohl rabi

Lettuce

Normandy sorrel

Onion

Ornamental winter kale

Radish

Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia

Runner bean

Spinach

Spinach, Summer spinach

Spring onion

Sweet corn

Sweet pea

Turnip

Outside under cover

Brussels sprout

Courgette

French marigold

Leek

Lettuce

Marrow

Onion

Snapdragon

Sweet corn

Tomato