- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 4 - 6 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid spring to mid summer
- Bloom Color: Gold
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well drained, pH 6.0 - 6.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 64 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss after sowing
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 Alyssum seeds covers 100 square feet or 4 - 6 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet
- Plant Spacing: 6 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Alyssum
Alyssum (Montanum Mountain Gold) - This is a popular rock garden perennial Alyssum for the spring garden. Alyssum Montanum establishes itself easily from flower seeds sown directly outdoors. It forms a low, trailing mound of silvery-gray leaves, and it produces a mass of bright-yellow flowers in mid to late spring. Alyssum plants benefit from a light trim after blooming to maintain a bushy habit, and they require good drainage. After sowing Alyssum seeds, maintain adequate moisture to ensure germination and establishment, but once Mountain Gold is established, it is drought tolerant. This is a perennial for every flower garden!
Alyssum Mountain Gold thrives best in dry, rocky soil and has a preference to full sun although it will tolerate light shade. Mountain Gold adds incredible color to rock gardens. Sow Alyssum flower seeds in empty crevices to make the garden come alive.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.