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Sweet Alyssum

Lobularia maritima

Sweet alyssum is a cute little ground cover plant. The plant itself grows densely and is covered in tightly backed flower stems that are typically white, pink or purple. It is a Mediterranean native is very quick to flower.

Classification: Annual, Readily reseeds
Height: 4-5 inches
Sow: Spring after the last frost
Light: Full sun to partial shade

Drought resistant and heat tolerant.

Sweet alyssum can either be direct sown to started as transplants in the greenhouse.  It takes transplanting well.

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