Alyssum - Royal Carpet
- Seed Count: 300 seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Groundcover, flowering plant
- Flower Characteristics: Deep purple, fragrant, small clustered flowers
- Plant Height: 4-6 inches tall
- Ideal Growing Conditions: Full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil
- Planting Instructions: Sow seeds on the surface, do not cover as they need light to germinate, space 6-8 inches apart
- Attracts Pollinators: Ideal for attracting bees and butterflies
History: Royal Carpet Alyssum, a delightful groundcover, is cherished for its vibrant purple blooms and sweet fragrance. This variety of alyssum, native to the Mediterranean region, has been a garden favorite for centuries, adorning landscapes with its carpet-like growth and charming flowers.
Uses: Royal Carpet Alyssum is primarily used for ornamental purposes, adding beauty to garden beds, borders, and containers. Its dense flowering habit makes it excellent for creating colorful ground covers or edging pathways. Additionally, the flowers attract pollinators, making it a valuable addition to any garden aiming to support local ecosystems.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: Growing Royal Carpet Alyssum is straightforward. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. Sow the seeds on the soil surface, as they need light to germinate. Spacing the plants 6-8 inches apart allows for ample spread and coverage. Regular watering, particularly during dry spells, ensures healthy growth and abundant flowering. This variety is also known for its ability to thrive in both cool and warmer temperatures, making it a versatile choice for various climates.