Alyssum plants are a tender and delicate annual. Outstanding, quick flowering and usually used as a border plant and also looks really good growing in the nooks and crannies of a rock garden.
Alyssums are small plants and have profusion of flowers with white being the most popular. They are generally grown during winter months. They like full to partial sun. They will do well in average soils and tolerate dry soils conditions but it should drain well.
Alyssums are perfect for lining walkways, borders, and edgings, in rock gardens, between paving stones and for containers or in window boxes. Ideal for combining with other annuals in flower beds and baskets.
Pot Culture: Alyssum can be sown directly into pots. Sow 5-6 seeds in an 8" pot and cover lightly. Sow the seeds 3 mm deep. Water lightly. Keep in shade till they germinate in about 10-12 days. Gradually exposed to full sun. Soil should be moist but not wet. Later keep 2-3 healthy seedlings in the pot and discard the rest.
In Ground:To grow in ground, make seedlings first. Once the seedlings are 2-3 weeks old, transplant them into their fixed position in your garden. The spacing between plants should be 15 cm. Provide sufficient manure in the ground.
Watering should be done when the soil is dry. Keep it moist. Feed Bahaar (liquid) fertilizer once in 15 days and later once buds appear feed Maxi grow fertilizer. It will ensure more flowers. Continue once in 7 days till the end of last flowers. To keep the soil enriched, put Biogro (organic manure) once a month.
The seeds in this packet are of white colour variety. The flowering starts from 60 days onwards and continues for quite some time. The plant attains a height of approx 15 cm.