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Lobularia 'Snow Crystals' (Sweet Alyssum)

Sweet Alyssum 'Snow Crystals', Alyssum maritimum 'Snow Crystals'


Drought tolerant, this sweet but vigorous little plant produces a profusion of delightfully scented, large, pure white flowers that will quickly cover your beds and borders with a sea of white flowers that will beautifully mix with your other annuals or perennials. It will also cascade richly from your containers or hanging baskets and beautify your rock garden.

  • With its incredibly long blooming season, from late spring to frost, 'Snow Crystals' forms a neat and compact mound, up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm).
  • Loved by butterflies, it is hardy to USDA 9 - 11 and grown as an annual in cooler areas.
  • Prefers full sun locations and enjoys averagemedium moisturewell-drained soils. While tolerant of high summer temperatures, some afternoon shade would be appreciated in hot weather areas. Water regularly for best performance.
  • Fertilize regularly. Shear plants back by one-half after the first flush of bloom to promote new blooms.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Lobularia - Sweet Alyssums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Lobularia - Sweet Alyssums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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