Sweet Alyssum, Sweet Alison, Seaside Lobularia
Lobularia maritima 'New Carpet of Snow'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lobularia (lob-yoo-LAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: maritima (muh-RIT-tim-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: New Carpet of Snow
Synonym:Alyssum maritimum
Synonym:Alyssum odoratum
Synonym:Clypeola maritima
Synonym:Koniga maritima

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

East Porterville, California

Woodbridge, California

Winnetka, Illinois

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Silver Spring, Maryland

Nags Head, North Carolina

Cascade, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 11, 2008, plantaholic186 from Winnetka, IL wrote:

A sweet little plant with a nice fragrance. It will self seed, but not invasively. I bought a few plugs several years ago, and I get another patch every year.

Positive

On Mar 12, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nice, fragrant white alyssum that stays compact and blooms profusely as long as the weather is cool. It did get tall and shabby looking on me in the heat of summer, but that appears to be true of all alyssums.