Alyssum Bedding plants


About Alyssum

It's low growing but spreads a long way!

It's used traditionall for edging paths and beds

Fragrant flowers - a bit like honey

Prolific flowers although small!

Should attract plenty of insects and bees - is on the government's list of plants recommended for bees!

 

 

 

Alyssum Bedding plants

Alyssum is a great edging bedding plant. That's not to say it isn't important! It's to baskets and borders what Gypsophila is to bouquets!


Planting Position Full sun to partial shade. They should be watered fairly often especially when it's hot.

If you buy as plants you should get flowers soon than if you start them yourself.

Jersey Plants Direct has two options - plants or seeds. If you like growing from scratch then they seeds are for you, if you'd like some of the work done then buy the plants! They offer great value.

Alyssum Dilly Dilly 50 Plants + 20 FREE
Alyssum Dilly Dilly 50 Plants + 20 FREE £10.99
Compact and Early FloweringThese early flowering compact bedding plants have dark green foliage. A great variety for edging borders and ground cover.
Alyssum Dilly Dilly 50 Seeds
Alyssum Dilly Dilly 50 Seeds £2.99

Sowing time is from December to April

 

 

 

 


Dobies have four more varieties of seeds available if you'd like to grow Alyssum in more colours, including Saxatile which is a perennial so will give you flowers the year after you start them off - and for years to come too!

Suttons Alyssum seeds - Snow Carpet (Improved Strain)
Suttons Alyssum seeds - Snow Carpet (Improved Strain) £1.69
Produces a lovely carpet of white flowers.
Simple to grow, fragrant choice for edging..
Average Packet Content 1400 seeds.
Features - HA - Hardy annual,
Flowering Time - July-September
Height - 7.5-10cm (3-4"), Excellent for ground cover.
Sow February-March under glass, flowers July-September; or sow April-May outdoors.
Suttons Alyssum seeds - Rosie O'Day
Suttons Alyssum seeds - Rosie O'Day £1.49
Deep rose-pink flowers.
An easy to grow, fragrant choice for edging..
Average Packet Content 550 seeds.
Features - HA - Hardy annual,
Flowering Time - July-September
Height - 7.5-10cm (3-4"), Suitable for patio containers. Sow February-March under glass, flowers July-September; or sow April-May outdoors.
Suttons Alyssum seeds - Easter Basket Mixed
Suttons Alyssum seeds - Easter Basket Mixed £1.69
A superb long-flowering mixture of bright, attractively coloured blooms. An easy to grow, fragrant choice for edging..
Average Packet Content 400 seeds.
Features - HA - Hardy annual,
Flowering Time - July-September
Height - 7.5-10cm (3-4"), Ideal for borders and patios. Sow February-March under glass, flowers July-September; or sow April-May outdoors.
Suttons Alyssum Saxatile seeds - Golden Queen
Suttons Alyssum Saxatile seeds - Golden Queen £1.69
Bright golden-yellow flowers. Cascades of golden flowers for rockeries and dry walls..
Average Packet Content 350 seeds.
Features - HP - Hardy perennial, - NOT AN ANNUAL!
Height - 23cm (9"), Bright flowers on plants ideal for the rockery. Sow February-April under glass or May-July outdoors. Flowers April-June the following year.


 

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Why does Alyssum make such a good edging plant for your beds, boxes and borders?

It's low growing so doesn't compete height wise with your other bedding plants.

It does spread to will cover up the edges of paths.

It'll also help smother the open ground reducing weed growth!

Fills in and surrounds plant but doesn't grow high enough to smother them.

 

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