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Alyssum 'Aphrodite Improved Mixed'Lobularia maritima procumbens

Just £1.49

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A much improved Alyssum 'Aphrodite' selection that produces uniform, compact plants which carry a frosting of delicate pink and white, scented blooms over an exceptionally long period in summer. This versatile hardy annual is commonly used for bedding, baskets, and containers, but also makes a delightful addition to rock gardens. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 25cm (10").

Culinary note: The leaves and flowers of sweet alyssum have a pungent flavour, similar to kale. Try adding them to salads, cold soups or even omelettes. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Patio, Ground Cover, Cottage Gardens, Alpine & Rockery, Scented Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Coastal Garden

Hardy

Full sun

10cm (3.9in)

25cm (9.8in)

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Sowing Months Flowering Months
Water regularly until plants become fully established. Cut back after the first flush of bloom to encourage more alyssum flowers to be produced.
Sow alyssum seeds from late March to May at 15-29C (60-85F), on the surface of a good quality seed compost and gently firm down. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 7-30 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When alyssum plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in full sun on light sandy, well drained soil at a distance of 30cm (12") apart. Alternatively, sow alyssum seed outdoors in May, directly into well prepared seed beds.

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