Alyssum North Face is a premium large flowered vigorous variety with a more cascading growth habit, making it a great option as a filler in containers and baskets.
This more recent breeding is of tetraploid genetics meaning flowers are bourne more profusely and last longer than older Alyssum types. Has a lovely delicate scent.
Variety: Alyssum 'North Face' White
No. of Seeds: 400
Germination Temp: 15 - 18C
Ideal Plant Spacing: For this variety ideal plant spacing is 25cm apart.
Sow Seeds from: Mid March - Early June
Alyssum are easy to grow annuals. Flowers begin to appear just 4 weeks after sowing, however the plants often wilt in the mid-summer's heat, but perk back up and bloom again when cooler weather returns. Alyssum looks best mixed in at the front of other bedding plants, and most probably you will want them to grow in small groups, to enjoy their fragrance.
Propagation of Alyssum Seeds
Alyssum are easy to grow from seed. Sow seeds on a good quality compost and cover lightly with compost. Germination of seeds is quick, usually around 5 days. Alyssum do not like the cold, harden them off and transplant them outdoors after the last frost date.
How to Grow Alyssum Plants
Alyssum plants prefer full to partial sun. They will do well in average soils and tolerate dry soil conditions, however should be watered well during hot, dry periods. We recommend you add a slow release fertilizer when planting, for season long feeding. Once your plants are established, they will grow well until the first frost, producing a continuous supply of sweet smelling flowers.
Likely Alyssum Problems
Insects do not really pose much of a problem. The main problem people tend to have with alyssum is 'damping off' at the germination stage, however a fungicide after sowing should have this covered.