Easter Bonnet White (Coated Alyssum)
Latin Name: Lobularia maritima
Item #: S438A
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
Hanging Basket Type
Excellent for borders or massed beds. Plants are uniformly compact with true white flowers and dark green foliage.
Plants are uniformly compact with true white flowers and dark green foliage, 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 average 6-10 in/15-25 cm in height and spread 12-14 in/ 30-35 cm. Coated seed. Minimum order of 5,000 seeds. Sold in increments of 5,000 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.