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Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 23236



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Lobularia
Species: Lobularia maritima
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
  • Fragrant
  • Ground Cover
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • Flowers Continuously
Flowering End edit
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Alternate
  • Lanceolate
  • Linear
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Edging
  • Hanging Basket
  • Alpine/Rock Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
Soil pH edit
  • 5.5 - 5.9 (Medium acidic)
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Frank (2674)
Netty (12932)
Tammyd (1215)
gardenplansireland (195)
Philip Nulty (124)
toni (29963)
Kay (765)
  brombear (1128)


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Kay (765) wrote on Feb 01 2010
Rating for this plant:
So nice and colorful when planted in large "drifts". Has a wonderful fragrance.

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  brombear (1128) wrote on Jan 29 2011
planted in between vegies to attract bees. robs hungry veg of no nutrients but looks very pretty and shades soil to keep roots of vegies cool

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Photo of Lobularia maritima   (Sweet Alyssum)
Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)
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Other names for this plant:
Alyssum maritimum
Clypeola maritima
Koniga maritima



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