The Alyssum is an annual flowering plant, of low growth, with small lanceolate leaves of light green color and many small flowers of white, pink or purple color. The Alyssum has abundant and prolonged flowering that lasts from early spring to late autumn. It is an ideal plant for shallow pots and planters, but also for the garden in cluster planting, in rock gardens, for ground cover or for a low flowering border. The Alyssum gr ws best in sunny or semi-shady positions and is resistant to both high and low temperatures. The ideal temperature for the development of the Alyssum is from 16 to 24°C. The Alyssum has no particular requirements regarding the soil, it grows easily even in coastal areas, as long as we choose sunny parts of the garden. The Alyssum is propagated by seeds that can be sown directly in the planting site in March to ensure abundant summer flowering.
The Alyssum needs frequent watering, every two days during the spring season and every day during the hot summer days. Regarding the fertilization of the Alyssum , it needs special attention as excessive fertilization, especially nitrogen, can reduce flowering. In mid-summer, it is necessary to prune the Alyssum, halfway through its growth, removing the dried flowers.