Sweet Alyssum, White
white sweet alyssum
days to maturity: 60 days
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: aphids
harvest notes: harvest flower clusters as needed
We grow white flowering sweet alyssum not just because its cute but also because the flowers are edible and smell and taste super sweet and fragrant like honeysuckle. You can plant this sprawling constantly flowering plant in your flower garden, along borders and edges, or in your edible plant raised bed. Sweet Alyssum loves full sun, but it does not like prolonged dry periods so make sure to water it regularly. Deadheading will keep the plants flowering but we’ve tried to do that before and it takes a lot of work because there are so many flower clusters on each plant. If you have a large drift of plants, shearing them by 1/3 would be an easier option than deadheading. They will set new buds quickly. Your in ground Sweet Alyssum plants should not need any fertilizer, unless your soil is poor. Container alyssum plants will need more frequent water and monthly feedings with a water soluble fertilizer.