Alyssum Seed ( Annual )

Alyssum are small plants, growing six to nine inches tall. They have a profusion of flowers, with white being the most popular. They also are available in in different colors.

Alyssum plants are a tender and delicate annual. They are small and easy to grow. Alyssum are usually used as a border plant and also look really good growing in the nooks and crannies of a rock garden. They are good candidates for container gardens, too. More on Rock Gardens.

Seed Starting: Alyssum are grown from seed. Alyssum seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden or seeded indoors for transplanting later. If planting outdoors, sow Alyssum seeds after the soil has begun to warm in the spring. Alyssum do not like frost, so if started indoors, transplant them outdoors after the last frost date.

If planting in a basket, put 6-8 plants per 10" basket for full effect. If planting in the flower garden, space plants eight to ten inches apart.

Sow seeds early in the season and cover lightly with soil. Water thoroughly once. Alyssum will begin to produce a continuous profusion of sweet smelling flowers by mid-summer.

Note: Alyssum are fairly easy to grow and tend to. They like full to partial sun. They will do well in average soils and tolerate dry soil conditions. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Soil should drain well. Add a general purpose fertilizer once a month. Once they are established, they will grow well until the first frost. Alyssum are tender annuals and highly susceptible to frost.

Alyssum flowers form a striking border massed together as bedding plants. Mat-forming sweet alyssum stays short and complements taller border plants well: planted in front of taller plants, sweet alyssum won't obscure them. They're also popular in containers; as short plants, you can install them along the rim (they'll hang over slightly).
Their short stature also makes them useful as temporary rock garden plants or groundcovers. White sweet alyssum flowers are used with red salvia and blue ageratum in the U.S. in patriotic landscaping themes for July 4th plantings and for decorating cemetery monuments on Memorial Day. Use them with other white flowers in moon gardens.

2940 Aphrodite Apricot
Exciting unique pastel apricot color. The Aphrodite Series of Alyssum is an exciting new line of colors for Alyssum. Grows only 8 inches tall, and flowers in only 9 weeks. Annual. Excellent basket and container plant.
  30mg Pack ( about 75 seeds ) $1.95
2941 Aphrodite Lemon
Delightful lemony color. The Aphrodite Series of Alyssum is an exciting new line of colors for Alyssum. Grows only 8 inches tall, and flowers in only 9 weeks. Annual. Excellent basket and container plant.
  18mg Package ( about 50 Seeds ) $1.95
2942 Aphrodite Red
Hot red color. The Aphrodite Series of Alyssum is an exciting new line of colors for Alyssum. Grows only 8 inches tall, and flowers in only 9 weeks. Annual. Excellent basket and container plant.
  12mg Pack ( about 50-70 seeds ) $2.15
2943 Aphrodite Salmon
First Alyssum in this shade. The Aphrodite Series of Alyssum is an exciting new line of colors for Alyssum. Grows only 8 inches tall, and flowers in only 9 weeks. Annual. Excellent basket and container plant.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2944 Aphrodite White
Snow White. The Aphrodite Series of Alyssum is an exciting new line of colors for Alyssum. Grows only 8 inches tall, and flowers in only 9 weeks. Annual. Excellent basket and container plant.
  20mg pack ( about 40-50 seeds ) $1.95
2946 Aphrodite Mix
A mix of the Aphrodite colors. The Aphrodite Series of Alyssum is an exciting new line of colors for Alyssum. Grows only 8 inches tall, and flowers in only 9 weeks. Annual. Excellent basket and container plant.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2948 Easter Bonnet Deep Pink
Deep Pink color. Easter Bonnet Series Alyssum are early flowering compact plant, floriferous, growing only 4-6" tall and blooming in 8 weeks. Annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2954 Easter Bonnet White
White with green eye. Easter Bonnet Series Alyssum are early flowering compact plant, floriferous, growing only 4-6" tall and blooming in 8 weeks. Annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2955 New Carpet of Snow
Delightful white flower clusters, dwarf spreading habit, growing only 3" tall, blooming in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2958 Snow Crystals
Fleuroselect Winner, tetraploid, ultra large flowers, early flowering, drought resistant, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2959 Wonderland Blue
Crystal clear blue flowers that shimmer. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2960 Wonderland Citron
Yellow shades. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
 12mg ( about 40 seeds ) Pack $1.95
2961 Wonderland Copper
Unique reddish copper. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2962 Wonderland Deep Purple
Deep rich purple color. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  20mg ( about 40-50 seeds ) $1.95
2963 Wonderland Deep Rose
Beautiful deep rose color. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2964 Wonderland Lavender
Cool lavender blooms. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2965 Wonderland Mix
A mix of all the Wonderland colors. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
2967 Wonderland White
Pure white. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $1.95
3317 Blooming Basket of Snow
Vigorous grower for baskets, snow white clusters, discovered in Grand Junction, Colorado, grows 8" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
  20mg ( over 50 seeds per pack ) $1.95
JF229 Luna ( Alyssum montanum )
Early, light yellow, compact, hardy, deep green leaf, blooms first year from seed, needs no vernalization, 6" tall, this is a perennial alyssum hardy to zone 4.
  25 Seeds Per Pack $2.25
New! Alyssum Multiseed Pellets

Take the worry out of sowing tiny Alyssum seeds with our new Multiseed Pellets. Each pellet is large enough to handle easily and contains 8-10 seeds per pellet, so a pack of ten pellets will contain 80-100 seed.


1A303 Wonderland Blue Multiseed Pellets ( Alyssum }
Crystal clear blue flowers that shimmer. Wonderland Series Alyssum features Compact, uniform habit, bright distinctive, clear colors, 4" tall, blooms in 9 weeks, annual.
Multiseed Pellets contain 8-10 seeds per pellet.
  10 Multiseed Pellets Per Pack $2 .95
1A307 Crystals White Multiseed Pellets ( Alyssum }
Snow white color.Tetraploid, larger flowers, darker leaf, better heat resistance, large dense plant, 4" tall, blooms in 8 weeks, annual.
Multiseed Pellets contain 8-10 seeds per pellet.
  10 Multiseed Pellets Per Pack $2 .95