How to Sow Alyssum Fragrant Carpet Mix Seeds
Alyssum Fragrant Carpet Mix is a low-growing plant that produces a colourful carpet of tiny, fragrant flowers in shades of white, lavender, and purple. This versatile mix can be used as a ground cover, edging, or in containers. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden.
Growing Alyssum Fragrant Carpet Mix from Seeds
- Sow seeds on the surface of fine seed compost and gently firm down between late winter and mid-spring at 18-24 C.
- Ensure that light is sufficient to aid germination. Covering the container with a polythene bag can help to retain moisture.
- Germination occurs in approximately 8-15 days.
- When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions.
- Plant in full sun approximately 6-8″ apart. Alternatively, sow directly into the ground in rows 12″ apart in late spring.
- The plants should be sturdy enough to support themselves; thin the seedlings to approximately 6″ apart.
- Deadhead regularly to encourage more flowers.
- For drying, pick the flowers when they are fully open and the foliage is dry. Tie them in small bunches and hang them upside down in a well-ventilated room.