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Lobularia ‘Snow Crystals’ (Sweet Alyssum)

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

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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.
  • Lobularia maritima species is native to Southern Europe. This Mediterranean native may crowd out native plants in some habitats.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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 Brassicaceae
Genus Lobularia
Common names Sweet Alyssum, Alyssum
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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Lobularia ‘Snow Princess’ (Sweet Alyssum)

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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.
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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 Brassicaceae
Genus Lobularia
Common names Sweet Alyssum, Alyssum
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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