Sweet Alyssum ‘Royal Carpet’ (Lobularia maritima )

Lobularia maritima

Lobularia maritima Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima ‘Royal Carpet’  (Sweet Alyssum) is a delicate low growing plant that has subtle, sweet fragrance. It grows 4” high and 10” wide and  typically used as ground cover. It prefers partial shade, and is resistant to heat and drought. Considered to be annual, but could be a short leaved perrenial in warmer climates. easily reseeds.  New plants that grow from seed keep it’s parents dwarf qualities. Cut spend flowers for continuous blooming.

Plant profile summary:

Name:  Lobularia maritima Royal Carpet (Sweet Alyssum)
Zone/ Sunset Zone  8-12
Type: Annual
Size/shape: 4 in tall and 10 in wide
Life Span:
Foliage/ Flower/ Fruits Type/ Color Green leaves, bright blue flower clusters, very showy. Blooms spring and winter
Sun/ wind Exposure: Partial sun to full sun
Water requirements: Occasional watering once established
Soil requirements:
Use: Bank cover, ground cover, fast filler in the back of the beds, over the fence climber
Attractions – special features: Long blooming season, showy flowers
Pests / Diseases:
Trimming In early winter after flowers are gone
Caution: All parts of the plant are poisoness