allysum - Knowledgebase Question

kalamazoo, MI
Question by dfgquilter
August 2, 2008
Hi.... I'm wondering if the colored allysums reseed as readily as the white type? My whites come up very well each year, but the colored ones don't seem to. Thanks, Dorian


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Answer from NGA
August 2, 2008

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I've noticed the same thing in my garden. The white alyssums always come back but the purple and pink ones do not. I suspect that the colorful ones don't set as many viable seeds - perhaps they lost that ability through the hybridization process. In any event, enjoy them while they're blooming!

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