Nothing adds more delight to summer days than the gentle fragrance of sweet alyssum. A wonderful annual ground cover, alyssum blooms all growing season, withstands drought and heat, and is an ideal rock garden plant. Alyssum graces containers and planters by hanging over their edges, and to top it off, it is very easy to grow!
Botanical Name: Lobularia maritima
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5 and warmer; often grown as an annual as it gets leggy in its second year.
Plant Dimensions: 2"–4" tall, 6"–12" wide
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant