LOBULARIA Maritima 'Royal Carpet' (Sweet Alyssum, Dwarf Purple - Royal Carpet)
LOBULARIA Maritima 'Royal Carpet' (Sweet Alyssum, Dwarf Purple - 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, a low-growing, spreading annual plant that is native to the Mediterranean region.
It is a popular choice for garden borders, edging, and containers, as well as a ground cover. The plant produces clusters of small, fragrant flowers that are typically pink, lavender, and purple blooms. The flowers are arranged in dense clusters on short stems and appear in spring and summer.
The foliage of Lobularia maritima Royal Carpet is composed of small, gray-green leaves that form a dense mat-like growth habit. The plant can grow up to 6-12 inches tall and spread up to 12-18 inches wide, making it an excellent choice for filling in gaps in the garden or creating a low-maintenance ground cover.
Lobularia maritima Royal Carpet prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant and can be grown in a variety of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. It is also relatively easy to care for and requires little maintenance beyond occasional watering and fertilization. Overall, Lobularia maritima Royal Carpet is a versatile and attractive plant that can add a touch of color and fragrance to any 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