25 Blue Alyssum Seeds - Seed World
25 Blue Alyssum Seeds - Seed World
25 Blue Alyssum Seeds - Seed World

25 Blue Alyssum Seeds

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Blue Alyssum - Carpet Flower Sweet Flower Seeds

Deer Resistant and a bright blue--this flower will bloom all summer long in containers, hanging baskets, on the ground. It makes for striking ground coverage.

Plant in full sun to partial shade. If in a sub-tropical or hot climate keep it in the shade or water the roots heavily.

Growing sweet alyssum requires well-drained soil with moderate moisture. The plants are tolerant of many types of soils and make a cheerful accent in many situations. Start from seed in early spring in seed flats indoors and transplant after the danger of frost has passed.

Surface sow the tiny seed and keep lightly moist until germination, which is usually 15 to 20 days. When the seedlings have several pairs of true leaves and soil temperatures are at least 60 F. (16 C.) degrees, transplant them into a prepared garden bed. Learning how to grow alyssum is easy and a packet of seeds is cheaper than purchasing bedding plants. How to Plant Alyssum Learning how to plant alyssum is easy.

You can also plant sweet alyssum flowers from seed straight into the garden in mild climates. Choose a location that has full sun, although sweet alyssum plants can tolerate partial shade as well. Prepare the soil prior to planting by weeding, working in organic amendments and raking out any obstructions.

Before transplanting your seedlings, check the drainage in your soil by digging a hole and filling it with water. If soil doesn’t drain quickly, work in compost, leaf litter or grit, such as sand, to increase the porosity of the soil. Keep the bed weed free to reduce competition for resources and provide even moisture.