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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 4 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 20-25 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inches
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Sweet Alyssum
  • Sweet Alison
  • Seaside Lobularia

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  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jan 10, 2012 9:07 PM concerning plant:
    Attractive mounding habit. Gray-green foliage, mix of lavender, purple, and pink blooms. Very sweet scent. Easy to grow, and can be started in flats indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost for earlier bloom. Transplants well. Has self-seeded a little in my garden, but not reliably.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On January 16, 2017 Seeds sown
with port. and some in front of round bed
thepurplebug On June 7, 2019 Seeds germinated
thepurplebug On June 3, 2019 Seeds sown
Seeds planted in a container in front of the house.
KelliW On January 5, 2020 Seeds sown
wintersown outdoors in jug, zone 6b
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