Photo of Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima): Not Alyssum spinosum 'Roseum'

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Apr 20, 2014 6:29 PM CST
@Ecograndma
Hi,
I'd suggest that this appears to be Lobularia maritima, rather than Alyssum spinosum 'Roseum'. The latter is a perennial sub-shrub that forms a spiny framework with deciduous (at least in this climate) leaves.
Your plant looks like the annual "alyssum" - can you confirm if it is?
Thank you,
Lori
Name: Sherrill
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Ecograndma
Apr 20, 2014 9:29 PM CST
I will have to go back to the nursery where I purchased this to confirm. Thanks.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Apr 20, 2014 10:40 PM CST
Looking to see if your plant has the woody, spiny stems of Alyssum spinosum would confirm it more easily. Here are some photos to explain what I mean:
http://www.hessenhof.nl/al/a140.html
This one is the normal white-flowered form of Alyssum spinosum but it shows the plant form well:
http://pereespinet.net/FOTOSFLORS/Alyssum%20spinosum.jpg
The plant forms a dome of spiny stems. Also, the leaves are grey and dry-textured, rather than soft and green, as on annual alyssum (Lobularia maritime). Also, the Alyssum spinosum 'Roseum' flower colour is pink, rather than purple as on your plant, which, with all the points I mentioned, seems to be Lobularia maritima.



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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 20, 2014 11:29 PM CST

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I agree with Lori, your image does look like the more common annual alyssum. http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Lobularia+maritim...
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Name: Sherrill
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Ecograndma
Apr 21, 2014 7:44 PM CST
It does look like an annual alyssum. How do I move this?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 21, 2014 7:51 PM CST

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I moved it to the Lobularia maritima entry, the link is above your image. Thumbs up
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Ecograndma
Apr 21, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Thank You!

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