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Alyssum, Royal Carpet
Colorful, storybook edging for borders and beds.
Look for a gorgeous spread of continuous color to add enchantment to the border. All-America Selections winner offers up mounds of rich, violet-purple blooms. Sow twice a year for almost continuous bloom.
Sow in average soil in full sun to part shade after danger of heavy frost. Sow seeds 8-10" apart and barely press in; light aids germination. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 8-10 days. Water plants regularly for best bloom, and shear the plants back by one-half after the first flush of flowers has ended to encourage new buds to form. Plants self-Sow, so allow some to set seeds.
Alyssum makes a great temporary ground cover and grows nicely with dianthus, voilets, and thyme. Plant alyssum between stepping stones or in paving cracks, or grow it in containers. Alyssum also makes a great addition to a butterfly or seaside garden.