Alyssum is a great choice for rock gardens, flower beds, raised beds and is also popularly used in pots & containers as well. The small flowers bloom in large clusters, filling in and taking over any bare spot in the garden. They look great when hanging off the sides of pots and window boxes, and are easily maintained. If allowed to grow for an entire season, these will undoubtedly be one of your favorites.
- Season: Tender Perennials
- Colors: White / Light Purple
- Growth Habit: Spread / Groundcover
- Height: 2 - 6 inches tall
- Width: Easily grows 18 inches wide
The packets contain colorful illustrations on the front side, as well as detailed and in depth sowing instructions on the reverse side. There are enough seeds to start your own plants, and then some. You can share with friends and family, neighbors, or even save the remainder for the year after.
"Basket of Gold" is another variety of Alyssum that is available for sale. It has a bit of a taller growth habit, and is an Annual flowering plant.
Carpet of Snow
(Packet of 3,500 Seeds)
Carpet of Snow will produce gorgeous mounds of pure white flowers, all summer long. The plants only grow to a short height of roughly 4 to 6 inches tall. this makes them an excellent choice to use as a ground cover. Carpet of Snow Alyssum flowers will produce a sweet smelling fragrance, which attracts an array of beneficial insects to the garden. Many gardeners plant Carpet of Snow Alyssum in their butterfly gardens to attract the bumblebees, honeybees & butterflies.
Carpet of Snow Alyssum is categorized as an annual flowering plant. Simply put, the plants will grow from freshly harvested seeds, bloom profusely through the summer months and later die with the first killing frost. The plants can regrow the following year, if seeds fall to the bare ground beneath. You can also collect seeds from your Alyssum flowers when they are dried out, by the end of the Autumn season.
Alyssum plants, such as Carpet of Snow, will go great in pots and containers because of their short growth habit. They also look great in flower beds, raised beds, widow boxes, along borders, driveways, walkways & fences. Their carpet of pure, white blooms will act as a versatile groundcover and you may even consider adding these beautiful annuals in a rock garden as well.
(Packet of 5,000 Seeds)
Royal Carpet will produce clusters of beautiful, purple flowers all summer long. Growing to a mature height of only 2 to 4 inches tall, Alyssum, Royal Carpet makes a perfect Groundcover plant and is widely used in pots, containers and raised beds. It is a perfect choice for rock gardens because the masses of gorgeous flowers will creep over the rock. Alyssum, Royal Carpet is also sure to attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds & ladybugs as well.
Grown as a tender perennial, Alyssum, Royal Carpet will establish a deep root system, allowing it to return the following year when all danger of frost has passed. Keep in mind however, Alyssum plants will die with severely harsh frosts.