Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Carpet of Snow')

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Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

long blooming, sweet scent, a nice addition to the garden border

Simple Delight:  A Hanging Basket with Many UsesSimple Delight: A Hanging Basket with Many Uses
April 13, 2010

Here is a fragrant and simple hanging basket in which many of the plants can be grown from seeds or simply purchased in the spring and planted together for an immediate full display. However, its virtues go far beyond providing basic visual interest in the garden. Read on to find out more!

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 24, 2014 8:48 AM

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) 'Carpet of Snow' blooms all season with delicate pure-white flowers. It does well in partly sunny areas of the garden and is a lovely groundcover or underplanting for taller shrubs and perennials.

Lobularia maritima is a larval host plant for the Cabbage White and Checkered White butterflies. It also attracts a variety of beneficial insects including pirate, damsel, and bigeyed bugs, assassin bugs, lady bugs, and parasitic mini-wasps. These beneficial insects feed on a variety of garden pests.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On April 30, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On April 28, 2016 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On May 6, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On May 2, 2015 Seeds sown
"New Carpet of Snow"
NikkiGerena On June 19, 2017 Plant emerged
NikkiGerena On June 11, 2017 Seeds sown
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