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Alyssum alpestre

Pronunciation: Al-iss-um al-pes-tree
Family: Brassicaceae
Common Name: Alyssum
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 6"
Width to: Indefinite
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Alyssum alpestre bears elongated clusters of numerous fragrant, tiny yellow flowers with notched pedals.
Soil Type: Alyssum alpestre prefers well-drained, moderately fertile, preferably gritty, loamy soil.
Pests and Diseases: Alyssum alpestre is susceptible to club root, downy mildew, basal stem rot, and root rot caused by fungi. Aphids can also be a problem.
Propagation: Sow seed of alyssum alpestre in containers when ripe. Root greenwood cuttings in early summer.
Native to: Alyssum alpestre is native to west and central alps.
Winter Sowing Zones: Zones 4-8
Notes for Identification: Alyssum alpestre is a spreading, evergreen, mat forming perennial with spoon shaped grayish green basal leaves, 1/4 inch long. Source: various sources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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