Alyssum Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima

Small purple flowers create a fragrant groundcover from spring until fall. Easy to grow from seed. Great for borders, planters, rockeries, and edges. Height: 2 – 6 inches. Attracts Butterflies.

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Alyssum Royal Carpet

Alyssum Royal Carpet is a low-growing, spreading annual plant that is known for its beautiful, fragrant flowers. It is a popular choice for borders, rock gardens, and containers.

What does Alyssum Royal Carpet look like?
  • Alyssum Royal Carpet is a low-growing, spreading plant that grows to about 2-6 inches tall.
  • It has small, white flowers that bloom from spring to fall.
  • The flowers are fragrant and attract bees and butterflies.
Why should I plant Alyssum Royal Carpet?
  • Alyssum Royal Carpet is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant.
  • It is easy to grow and care for.
  • It is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.
  • It is a good choice for pollinator gardens.
Some interesting facts about Alyssum Royal Carpet
  • The scientific name for Alyssum Royal Carpet is Lobularia maritima.
  • It is native to Europe and Asia.
  • It is a member of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes broccoli, cabbage, and mustard.
  • The flowers of Alyssum Royal Carpet are edible and can be used in salads or as a garnish.
How do I germinate Alyssum Royal Carpet seeds?
  • Sow the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
  • Plant the seeds 1/8 inch deep in a well-draining potting mix.
  • Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
  • The seeds will germinate in 5-15 days.
Additional Tips
  • Alyssum Royal Carpet prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather.
  • Fertilize every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
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Product Details
Lobularia maritima

Data sheet

Water Needs:
Low/Moderate, Moderate, Moderate/High
Full Sun, Partial Shade
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Annual grow in all zones
Growth Cycle:
Annual, South Perennial - North Annual
Soil Type:
ALL Tolerant of most soils, Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Sandy Soil, Silty Soil, Well Drained
b: 3 to 6 Inches, c: 4 to 8 Inches
Growing Instructions:
Scatter seeds in spring into well dug, finely raked and weeded soil. Gently press or rake the seeds in burying them no deeper than 1/8". Keep moist until established. Germination 5-15 days.
Special Features:
Butterfiles and Pollinators, Container Growing, Decorative, Fragrant, Ornamental
Growth Rate:
Slow/Moderate, Moderate

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