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Lobularia, Bicolor Pink Stream

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Fast-growing, delightfully fragrant blooms from May to October.

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We’re smitten with this stunning pink variety of sweet alyssum. Fragrant, floriferous ‘Pink Stream’ always attracts attention, in a basket, container or flowerbeds, both in part shade and sun. Blooming from May to October, fast-growing, low maintenance 12-14" plants with semi-trailing habit are immune to rain and heat. Prefers moist soils.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-14 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-14 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.

Mound

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May 07, 2018

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  • Alyssum

    Alyssum
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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Alyssum may be sown directly in the garden after frost or planted as a potted plant.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun to part shade after danger of heavy frost.
  • Sow seeds 6 inches apart and barely press in; light aids germination.
  • Firm soil lightly and keep evenly moist. 
  • Seedlings will emerge in 8-10 days.

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Set level with the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water.
  • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker. 
  • Keep soil evenly moist but not wet.
  • Shear 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.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by heavy frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
  • Alyssum performs best in areas with relatively cool summers, but can grow anywhere.
  • Alyssum makes a great temporary ground cover and grows nicely with dianthus, violets, 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.
  • Alyssum has a sweet fragrance. Plant where you can enjoy this, such as in a window box. Because of the fragrance it will also attract bees, butterflies and many beneficial insects such as lady bugs.
Sun
Full Sun, Part Sun
Height
12-14 inches
Spread
12-14 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Life Cycle
Annual
Growth Habit
Mound
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Flowering
Yes
Bloom Duration
12 weeks
Flower color
Pink
Lobularia, Bicolor Pink Stream is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointed I purchased 2 sets (6 plants) because they bloomed "May to Oct". I have babied these plants in my front porch planter. They did bloom early, but just a few blooms. But NO more blooms. I have done everything to help them bloom....nothing. I am very disappointed to spend $40.00 plus for a very few one-time spring blooms.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous! I received these plants last week and they were so beautiful and healthy right out of the box - I just couldn't believe they had traveled all the way to Texas and still looked that good! They're in pots right now, but I am ordering some more for beds. I always have good luck with Burpee plants and these will be no exception, I'm sure.
Date published: 2015-04-11
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