Easter Bonnet Violet (Alyssum)
Latin Name: Lobularia maritima
Item #: 438B
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
Hanging Basket Type
(4-10 in/10-25 cm) Excellent for borders or massed beds. Plants are uniformly compact with deep, solid purple flowers. Pkt. contains 250 seeds.
(4-10 in/10-25 cm) Plants are uniformly compact with deep, solid purple flowers, very early flowering and fragrant across all the colors. They stay tidy much longer than any other alyssums - making the series excellent for borders or massed beds. Plants spread 12-14 in/ 30-35 cm.
Available in raw seed only. Pkt. contains 250 seeds.
Annual (4 in/10 cm) 79,000 seeds per oz/28 gr.
GREENHOUSE: Sow Feb. 1st. to Apr. 1st. for May blooms. To skip transplanting sow as thinly as possible (1 oz/28 g per 60 flats - 12x20 in/31x51 cm @ 1,000 seedlings per flat). Seed should germinate in 5 days @ 60°F/16°C soil temp. Grow seedlings at 50-55°F/10-13°C. Use soil low in pH (especially blue alyssum). Plants are easily stunted by rich soil. Shade blue and pink types with cheesecloth to prevent bleaching.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow outside in late May. Cover 1/8 in/3 mm deep with fine soil, firm well. Thin seedlings in clumps, 6 in/15 cm apart, 3 weeks after transplanting. Blooms 6 weeks from seed.