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Alyssum lobularia maritima 'Easter Bonnet Violet'

Sweet Alyssum

Unsurpassed for its early season carpet of color, Easter Bonnet Violet is covered with an abundance of fragrant deep purple dainty flowers. Alyssum makes for an excellent choice as a border plant because of its tidy, compact, uniform habit. 

Height: 4-6 Inches

Spread: 10-12 Inches

Color: Deep Purple

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

If you like low maintenance plants, then alyssum might just be your ticket! Alyssum is  a fan of prolonged dry periods so be sure to water regularly, especially if considering many utilize it in containers on borders where plants tend to dry out faster. Alyssum is not a plant requiring loads of feed so a pre-applied granular slow release fertilizer along with a periodic dose of a well balanced complete liquid feed should suffice. As blooms begin to fade, don't lbe afraid to cut the plant back.  They will rebloom quickly and this will help keep your alyssum looking tidy.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Bees
  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Profuse Flowering
  • Compact
  • Mini Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Frost Tolerant

Design Use:

  • Ground Cover
  • Edging
  • Container
  • Border
  • Rock Garden

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Gray / Green

Habit:

  • Spreading

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist
  • Well Drained
  • Average

Vigor:

  • Compact