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Alyssum Honey-scented Gulf Winds – a hardy annual




This plant is a hardy annual. It needs exposure to full sun to grow well. This plant attracts butterflies and beneficial insects because of its sweet scent and nectar. It needs exposure to full sun to grow well. It is a low growing plant and is of only about four to six inches height. It can spread up to 24.0 cm / 9.36″. It grows in zones of 3-14. The soil pH ranges are 5.6-7.5.
A well drained soil bed is required for its growth. The soil should be moist to enhance good growth. For second bloom, it’s often cut back to half. It is excellent for borders, rock gardens and in pots indoors or outdoors. The flowers are in clusters and in rose, soft pink, lilac, violet, lavender and white color and hence the name. The leaves are of fine texture. Once the bloom starts, it looks like carpet of flowers or rather a flower bed. It is a decoration plant. Its planted in the fall, i.e., around Feb-May. It is known to handle frost.

Growing conditions for Alyssum Honey-scented Gulf Winds

• Plant the seeds in early spring or late summer.
• Well drained soil is required.
• Exposure to full sun is required.
• Sow in 1/4th inch deep in the soil and just cover the seed lightly with soil.
• Keep the soil moist.
• It grows in zones of 3-14.
• The soil pH ranges are 5.6-705.
• The germination of the seeds usually takes ten to fourteen days.
• The minimum germination temperature is 13°C / 55°F and the maximum germination temperature is 24°C / 75°F.
• Once the blooming starts, it will look like carpet of flowers.
• Space the seeds thinly.
• These plants can be transplanted.
• Transplant cluster of seedlings in a bunch of four to five.
• Transplant them in the soil with a spacing of three to four inches apart.
• Ensure that enough space is there between the seedlings for them to grow.
• After about six to eight weeks the blooming starts usually.
• In mild-winter areas, Sow the seeds in fall.

Care for Alyssum Honey-scented Gulf Winds

• Plant the seeds in early spring.
• Well drained soil is required.
• Exposure to full sun is required.
• Keep the soil moist, avoid dry soil for growth.
• In mild-winter areas, Sow the seeds in fall.
• Cut the plant to half once a set of intense flowering is over.
• It is known to handle frost.
• These plants can be transplanted, but transplant them in clusters with spacing of three to four inches apart.
• Always check for room for the plants to grow.





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