JJL Greenhouse Inc
Home
Contact
Plants
Blog

Lobularia maritime (Alyssum ‘Snow Crystals’)

No photo.

Life: Perennial

Size: 3" tall, 10" wide

Light: Full to Part Sun

Water: Average, Well-Drained

Soil: Acidic to Neutral Sand to Loam

With a sweet scent reminiscent of honey, alyssum heralds the arrival of fall and cooler weather in the Houston area. This Fleuroselect Award winner is a dazzling pure white with larger flowers and a stronger habit than previous varieties. Growing only 3" tall, it spreads up to " wide. Use it in full to part sun as a border or spilling out of containers. Though it remains completely covered in flowers for months, our extra long growing season will necessitate some light shearing when the plant tries to set seed. Within a week or so, new flowers will appear, extending the blooming through May and sometimes into June before it gets too hot.