Lobularia maritima* (Sweet alyssum)

Formerly known as Alyssum maritimum. Drought tolerant; full sunlight. A low growing annual species yielding white flowers which bloom much of the growing season. Found in open fields or meadows and along roadsides throughout arid North America. Available as two varieties: Tall White, or Carpet of Snow.

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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:

Wetland Indicator Status:

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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