Buy Alyssum Seeds

This page gives instructions on how to buy Alyssum seeds from David's Garden Seeds.

This delightful alyssum is an early spring bloomer that will add dazzling golden yellow blooms to your garden. An excellent choice as a colorful ground cover or along borders and fences. Plant Alyssum "Basket of Gold" in either sun or partial shade virtually any time throughout the season.  Blooms in 60-90 days.

Basket of Gold 500 Open Pollinated Seeds


The "Royal Carpet" variety of Alyssum is the taller and more colorful strain of its close cousin - Alyssum "Carpet of Snow". A very versatile flower, "Royal Carpet" can be planted just about any time throughout the season both indoors and out. Make sure Alyssum "Royal Carpet" seeds are properly watered to stimulate healthy germination.  Blooms in 60-90 days

Royal Carpet 500 Open Pollinated Seeds


Attracts beneficial insects.  Sweet Alyssum is fast and low growing, trouble free, and low cost, making it a popular choice for use as a beneficial insect habitat in vegetable and fruit production. Attracts beneficial insects such as lacewings, parasitic wasps, syrphid flies, and tachnid flies. Well-branched plants with dense clusters of small flowers. Commonly known as sweet alyssum, but also known simply as alyssum. Perennial in zones 9-11. Blooms in 50-60 days

Sweet Alyssum 500 Open Pollinated Seeds


Growing Alyssum

Alyssum is an annual known for its sweet smelling white and violet colored flowers.  Alyssum grows best in the cooler part of the summer.  If the weather is too hot or dry, the alyssum will stop flowering. 

Before growing alyssum, make sure the soil is well-drained and can hold moisture well-especially during the summer months.  Also be sure to choose a location that gets direct sunlight.  Alyssum needs at least 4-6 hours of sunlight every day to thrive.

It’s best to start alyssum indoors 8-10 weeks before transplanting the seedlings to your garden.  If you sow the seeds directly into the ground, the flowers will bloom later.  Once the last frost has past, plant your seedlings in your flower bed 6 inches apart.  Keep the soil moist in order for the flowers to germinate within a week.

Water your alyssum regularly, especially during the hot and dry summer months.  In mid-summer, shear each alyssum plant 1/3 of their height.  Then fertilize in order for a late summer bloom.  If you grow your alyssum in containers or in small space with little soil, fertilize the flowers every month to help the alyssum thrive!

Visit our page on germination tips for more growing instructions.

Enjoy the blooms of your alyssum and happy gardening!

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