Alyssum (Aurinia saxatilis 'Summit')

Botanical names:
Aurinia saxatilis Accepted
Alyssum saxatile Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 22, 2014 8:09 PM

Aurinia saxatilis 'Summit' is a hardy perennial in zones 4a-7b, preferring medium to dry, well-drained soil. Perennial alyssum attracts bees with its yellow spring blooms.

Beneficial insects such as hoverflies and ladybugs are also attracted to this plant. These beneficial insects consume a variety of common garden pests, including aphids, mealybugs, soft scales, and spider mites.

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