Lobularia Maritima commonly known as ‘Sweet Alyssum – Carpet of Snow’ is a compact garden annual and popular ground cover. Also commonly referred as Sweet Alyssum and Sweet Alison this compact Annual is easy to grow from seeds, and the fast-growing White Alyssum blooms with clusters of snow-white, fragrant flowers forming a mat-like ground cover. It is compact, mat or mound-forming, borderline hardy annual or short-lived perennial with linear to narrow lance-shaped, grey green leaves and corymbs of tiny, fragrant, white flowers in the summer.
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Scientific Name: Lobularia Maritima
Common Name: Sweet Alyssum – Carpet of Snow, Dwarf White
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Southern Europe
Height: 4-6 "
Spread: 12-20 "
Zone: USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9
Exposure: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Summer
Habitats: Cushion or mound Forming, Mat Forming
Attracts: Bees, Feed Bees
Characteristics: Flowers are fragrant
Flower Type: Clustered
Flower Color: White with green foliage
Water Requirement: Low to medium water
Tolerate: Drought, Dry soil, Shallow, Rocky
Soil Type: Loamy, Sandy
Soil pH: Acidic, Alkaline and Neutral
Uses: Borders, Rock Gardens, Containers, Pots, Edging and Rock