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Apr 20, 2014 6:29 PM CST
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?
Apr 20, 2014 9:29 PM CST
|I will have to go back to the nursery where I purchased this to confirm. Thanks.|
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:|
This one is the normal white-flowered form of Alyssum spinosum but it shows the plant form well:
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.
Apr 20, 2014 11:29 PM CST
|I agree with Lori, your image does look like the more common annual alyssum. http://garden.org/plants/searc...|
Apr 21, 2014 7:44 PM CST
|It does look like an annual alyssum. How do I move this?|
Apr 21, 2014 7:51 PM CST
|I moved it to the Lobularia maritima entry, the link is above your image.|
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