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Alyssum wulfenianum (Alyssum)

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Alyssum wulfenianum - Cultivation Notes

This tough low growing perennial will grow in most soils, but prefers a well drained soil. Allysum is tough and happy to spread of it own accord colonizing gaps in walls or spaces amongst rocks. Ideal at front of bed or in a rockery.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Alyssum wulfenianum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Alyssum wulfenianum:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Compact evergreen plant suitable for container planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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Common Missspellings: Alysum, Alisum, Alissum, Alysome, Allysom, Alysom