How to grow Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum grow and care – 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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How to grow 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 indoor 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

How to grow Sweet alyssum

White Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum flowers edible

Growing Sweet alyssum plant

Sweet alyssum plant harvest to eat

Sweet alyssum plant care

Sweet alyssum - purple and white flowers


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9