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PlantFiles: Alyssum
Alyssum stribrnyi

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alyssum (al-ISS-um) (Info)
Species: stribrnyi

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By simple layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jrtinker On Apr 14, 2012, jrtinker from Palmer, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Grew this from seed acquired through the NARGS Seed Exchange. It has survived more than five Alaskan winters, including one several years ago where it went to -20 with no snow cover, and this winter with record snow. Very compact plant with hard, silvery gray leaves. Self sows in a friendly way for me. Very cheerful in early spring, one of the first plants to bloom for us. Benefits from a deadheading of the first bloom, will often re-bloom two or three times in a season.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Palmer, Alaska

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