Dwarf Sweet Alyssum ‘Royal Carpet’ is an heirloom variety that was an AAS winner in 1953. ‘Royal Carpet’ has purple flowers and is very dwarf, growing to only 2-4 inches tall. It blooms quickly from seed, is easy to grow and makes a great addition as an edging plant in the border. This Alyssum works well in containers and window boxes. It has a spreading habit, so is useful as a plant to fill in spaces between others. It is attractive to both pollinators and beneficial insects, making it generally useful to have in the garden.
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Scientific Name: Lobularia Maritima
Common Name: Sweet Alyssum – Royal Carpet, Dwarf Purple
Plant Type: Tender Perennial
Native Range: Mediterranean Region
Flower Height: 2-4 "
Spread: Up to 12 "
Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Spring, Fall Blooming Flowers
Attracts: Attract Insects, Smother weeds
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Water Requirement: Average
Advantage: Easy to grow, Increase Fruit Set in Vegetable Beds
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral to Acidic
Uses: Used as a cover crop to attract Insects