Clear Crystal Purple Alyssum has tiny, star-shaped bloom clusters that range from dark to light purple. Alyssum is a small, fast growing, annual plant that, when blooms, is covered in clusters of dainty flowers. The blooms are very fragrant and attract butterflies and bees. The Clear Crystal series is more fragrant, produces larger flowers and exhibits a stronger performance than other varieties.
In the south, Alyssum grows well in the early spring but when the heat and humidity kick in, the plants struggle and eventually die. In the north, it does well all summer long. You can see them in window boxes, flower beds and as accents in planters.
Spacing: Plant 6″ to 10″ apart.
Height: Grows 6″ to 10″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Alyssum grows well alongside pansies and has fragrant blooms that attract butterflies.
Tips: Keep evenly moist, but not waterlogged.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes
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