Alyssum Aphrodite

Overview

Botanical Name: Lobularia maritima

Unique colours are blended together in this mixture to create a bright and cheerful combination of red, pink, purple, salmon, apricot, yellow and white on compact and uniform plants. An excellent versatile variety for use as edging, bedding, in borders and all types of containers. A hardy annual, flowering the same year. Prefers a sunny position and well-drained soil.

Plant Height: 8cm

How To Grow

Sow direct in the garden in clumps 5mm (quarter-inch) deep and 7-10cm (3-4in) apart. Later thin if necessary. Keep moist until seedlings emerge. Feed regularly with liquid fertiliser to promote flowering over a long period. Cut back all spent flowers.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Flowering

8 weeks