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This quick-blooming, fragrant annual has been a staple of the meadow and garden for centuries. Although blooming mostly white, Sweet Alyssum will sometimes surprise with a touch of pink blooms. Growing to be 8-16” tall, this smaller beauty can be planted in the front of the garden or meadow or even in containers. Sweet Alyssum is deer resistant and tolerates partial shade. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 8-16 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to fall
SKU LOBG
In mild areas, alyssum will bloom all season long. This is one reason this little European wildflower has been a garden favorite for centuries. While usually white, sweet alyssum sometimes blooms with a rose or violet blush, adding to its charm.
Associated SKUs
LOBG
LOBQP (1/4 Pound)
LOBLB (1 Pound)
LOBLB5 (5 Pounds)
LOBLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Sweet Alyssum
Botanical Name Lobularia maritima
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 8-16 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to fall
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
1 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 2.5 acres
10 lbs covers 5 acres
Seeds Per Pound 1,133,980
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Southern Europe
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant
Additional Information Perennial is warm regions. Annual in cold regions.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes

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American MeadowsSweet Alyssum Seeds
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Long bloom time (7)
  • Reliable growth (7)
  • Fragrant (5)
  • Pest resistant (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (4)
  • Border control (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual hobbyist (4), Avid gardener (3), Master gardener (3)

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5.0

Perfect border

By 

from Battle Ground, WA

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fragrant
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control

    Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

    We have a long fence line of alternating arborvitae and roses. Planted the sweet alyssum between and in front of the shrubs. The plants came up quickly, have been showing their stuff all summer and are still blooming and in perfect shape in the last half of October. Very, very pleased with quality of the seeds.

     
    4.0

    Not your typical sweet alyssum

    By 

    from Ohio

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    Pros

    • Fragrant
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

      They smell wonderful and grew profusely. They were not as neat and tidy looking as the usual garden shop variety. Would not recommend for a manicured looking landscape. Great for fragrance and filling in an area.

       
      5.0

      haha! love the flourish!

      By 

      from downstate, ny

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      Pros

      • Easy to grow
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

        I love the clouds of tiny flowers from this easy to grow seed!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice, like sprinkles on a frosted cake

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        from Fishersville, VA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control

          Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

          I agree with other reviewers who give this product a high rating. It is one of the easiest I have used. Low effort simply requires sprinkling seeds multiple times throughout the growing season for extended bloom. I use this and American Meadows' baby's breath seeds in the same way – to apply the final touches, and "fluff" to the garden, like the frosting and sprinkles used to finish decorating a cake. Just sprinkle the seeds in garden areas not occupied by other flowers. They germinate readily, grow, and bloom quickly. This plant appears to be delicate, but it is tough enough to withstand summer heat. I sprinkled seeds along the edge of a garden that lines my paved driveway, and it seemed to crawl right out onto the hot pavement, in full sun. I was amazed that the summer heat magnified by the black pavement did not kill it. Yet, it seemed quite happy, and bloomed profusely. It grows low to the ground. I have never knelt and bent over to smell it. Nor have I plucked it from the ground to smell it. I cannot therefore comment on its fragrance that other reviewers enjoy. I will need to give sweet alyssum a sniff when it blooms this year so that I get to enjoy the fragrance as well as the visual appeal of these sprinkles on our frosted garden cake!

           
          5.0

          Consistently bloom well, long-lasting

          By 

          from Princeton, NJi

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          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Border Control
            • Erosion Control
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

            Each year I've planted these with other wildflower varieties, and each year these remain in bloom for the longest span.

             
            5.0

            Fragrant Clouds

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            from Lubbock, TX

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

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            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

                I live in Zone 7 (Texas) where it is very dry and hot. Sweet Alyssum seeds perform like a charm here, provided you water the seeds to get them to germinate. From then on, once or twice a week watering is all that's needed. The germination rate is great, and blooms follow about a month or two later. And what a sweet fragrance!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Delicate re-seeding wonders

                By 

                from New Orleans, LA

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

                    For years I tried to grow alyssum from pots at chain stores. They would always die in the heat. But these little seeds are so dependable. In Nov/Dec I sprinkle them around... toss some leaves or a lite coating of soil or nothing on top and then in the spring they bloom very reliably. If you cut the tops off and toss them where you want next years crop to come up you can spread them around the garden. These delicate little things grow reliably in the green space between the sidewalk and the street. They go to seed when the heat sets in only to bloom again the next year. I like them so much I bought more this year.

                     
                    4.0

                    Always dependable

                    By 

                    from Aguanga, CA

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

                      Alyssum is always dependable. It can be relied to germinate, bloom, and spread from year to year.

                       
                      5.0

                      Sweet scented filler

                      By 

                      from Acworth, GA

                      About Me Master Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Fragrant
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden

                        Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

                        Just sprinkle some seeds on bare soil and in a month you'll have gorgeous white blooms that smell of honey! Perfect filler for paths and flowerbeds.
                        It does reseed itself, but you'll still want to buy more seeds so you can seed every 2 months during the bloom season for constant blooms.

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                        • Personal

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Sweet fragrant blooms, year round in FL

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                        from Davenport, FL (near WDW)

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Fragrant
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors
                          • Patio

                          Comments about American Meadows Sweet Alyssum Seeds:

                          I use AM Sweet Alyssum seeds to fill in around all my bulbs, periennials and in pots because they complement everything. They grow quickly to stiffle weeds, and are blooming in a matter of weeks. In full sun, and with generous hose sprinkling, they begin sprouting in about 3 days, and are a beautiful green carpet until the blooms arrive. In Florida, they grow year round, and survived the 2010 cold and frosts. They easily re-seed. Sprinkle the seeds generously on the ground and water, and watch them grow into a beautiful white carpet.

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