Alyssum a flower with a honey aroma ideal for your balcony and garden
Alyssum is an annual flowering plant, low-growing, with small lanceolate leaves of light green color and many small white, pink or purple flowers. Alyssum has a rich 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.
What are the suitable conditions for planting Alyssum?
Alyssum grows best in sunny or semi-shady places and is resistant to both high and low temperatures. The ideal temperature for the growth of the Alyssum is from 16 to 24. C. Alyssum does not have special requirements for the soil, it grows easily even in coastal areas, as long as we choose sunny places in the garden. The propagation of the Alyssum is done with seeds that we can sow directly at the planting site in March, in order to ensure rich summer flowering.
What care in watering, fertilizing and pruning does the Alyssum want?
Alyssum needs frequent watering, every two days during the spring and every day on hot summer days. As for the fertilization of the Alyssum, it needs special attention as excessive fertilization, especially nitrogenous, can reduce flowering. In mid-summer, it is necessary to prune the Alyssum, in half of its growth, removing the dried flowers.
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