How to grow Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum growing herbaceous of the genus also known as Lobularia maritime, Sweet alyssum annual or short perennial evergreen plant and mostly used as fragrant ornamental plant and also can be used as edible plant for the flowers and the leaves, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11.

Leaves edible color green, the size 1-5 mm.

Sweet alyssum flower

Alyssum flower color can be: white, purple or pink with fragrant, small flowers 4 petals with yellow stamens, attract pollination.

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Requirements for Sweet alyssum growing and care:

Well drain soil, soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer in cold climate / Autumn-winter in warm

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year in cold climate spring-autumn

General information about the flower
White, purple or pink with fragrant, small flowers 4 petals with yellow stamens.

Pollination is done by:
Bees and attract pollination

Uses of Sweet alyssum flower:
Salad, cooked

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
All year in cold climate spring-autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
From the base of the leaves

Information about leaves:
Green leaves in the size 1-5 mm.

Uses of Sweet alyssum leaves:
Cooked, salad

Scientific name:

Lobularia maritime

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Planting season

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Watering plants

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