Alyssum
Alyssum stribrnyi

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

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

Regional

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

Palmer, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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.