Sweet Alyssum Seeds Lobularia Maritima Drought Tolerant Wild Flower Seed

Alyssum Seeds - Sweet

Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 1,270,000

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 7 - 9

Height: 8 - 12 inches

Bloom Season: Spring and summer

Bloom Color: White

Deer Resistant: Yes

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Lobularia Maritima Benthamii

Planting Directions

Temperature: 55 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 15 - 20 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover

Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 2 1/2 pounds per acre

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 6 inches

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia Maritima - Benthamii) - What wonderful, honey-scented lacy white flowers that bloom quickly from flower seeds sown outside in early spring. The dense clusters of tiny snow-white flowers bloom continuously throughout the growing season if the spent blossoms are trimmed back. A compact, rapid growing variety which is drought tolerant and heat resistant and is excellent in containers or along the front of the flower bed. Sweet Alyssum can be used in a flower bed, container, hanging basket, or a window box and will attract many beneficial insects. Lobularia Maritima has been used medicinally to treat colds, coughs, abdominal pain, and rabies.

Attract beneficial insects

With its sweet fragrance, Sweet Alyssum attracts bees, butterflies and many other beneficial insects such as lady bugs.

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How to grow

How To Grow Sweet Alyssum From Seed: Sweet Alyssum thrives in full sun to partial shade and in almost any soil. For the best performance, Alyssum seeds should be sown in early spring when temperatures are warming. Alyssum seedlings cannot withstand a heavy frost. In warmer climates, Sweet Alyssum flower seeds will self-sow year after year. Make sure that seeds are kept moist until germination.

  • Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1000 square feet or 2 1/2 pounds per acre
  • Average Germ Time: 15 - 20 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects
  • Depth: Do not cover
sweet alyssum seeds

Flower Care

Alyssum care includes keeping the plants watered throughout the summer and lightly trimming the Sweet Alyssum plant back after blooming to neaten the appearance and encourage another flush of flowers.

  • Height: 8 - 12 inches
  • USDA Zones: 7 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes