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Alyssum Seeds - Saxatile Compactum Gold Dust

Botanical - Lobularia maritima

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500 Seeds
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500 Seeds.

Other Names - Sweet Alyssum...

Alyssum Gold Dust is an evergreen perennial that produces clumps of low growing grey-green leaves and when it flowers during the spring and summer months it produces a stunning display of golden yellow tiny flowers about 5 mm across.

  • Low growing, making it ideal for filling gaps.
  • Produces a carpet of yellow flowers.
  • Suitable for growing at the front of herbaceous borders.

Suitable For - Hanging baskets, herbaceous borders, rock gardens

Sowing Months - March, April, May

Flowering Months - March, April, May


Soil Preperation

This plant isn't too fussy about the soil type and conditions it grows in however as with most plants, to help with moisture retention it would benefit from having some organic matter adding to the area a few weeks before sowing or planting. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial Soil type Well drained soil
Type Evergreen Distance between plants 25 - 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth Surface
Average height 15 cm Germination Temperature 15 to 26℃
Average spread 30 cm Days to germination 7 - 35 days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner Yes

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow alyssum seeds onto damp compost in containers, trays or modules. Lightly firm down the seeds but do not cover.
Place the container in a clear polythene bag and seal. Or if preferred place the container in a propagator.
Keep the container in a well lit area, alyssum seeds need light to help with germination.
Once germination has started remove the container from the bag or propagator. Move to a location with good daylight and reduced temperature. Keep the vulnerable seedlings away from frost.
When the young alyssum's are large enough to handle prick out the strongest seedlings to one per 7.5 cm diameter pot.
Grow on in a cool location with good daylight.
Keep the compost moist but do not overwater.
When the plants are a good size and all risk of frost has passed, plant out into their final growing position.
Harden off the plants over 7 - 10 days before planting out to reduce the chances of shock.

Direct Sowing

Alyssum seeds can be sown directly outdoors in early to mid May (depending on the weather). Sow in a well prepared seed bed.


Growing On

Trim lightly after flowering to maintain compactness
Water well until the plants are established.

TIP

To produce flowers the same year as sowing, sow early in February under glass.

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