Lobularia maritima* (Sweet alyssum)

Formerly Alyssum maritimum. Annual or shortlived perennial with clusters of small white flowers, blooming most of the growing season. Use as a low-growing, low maintenance groundcover or in well-drained, partially shaded wildflower gardens.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Brassicaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form: Prostrate (flat) round

Mature Height: 6-12 in.

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Period: April-June

Annual Precipitation: 13 in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

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Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Unknown

CaCO3 Tolerance: 

pH Range: 6.6-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,100,000

Seeding Rate: 1-2 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring

Days to Germination: 8-15


VARIETIES

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