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Blushing Princess® Sweet Alyssum

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  • Height 10-16 Inches
  • Width 24-36 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Tiny fragrant lavender flowers!

Blushing Princess Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid is one of the most adaptable, and delicately fragrant additions to any garden. The narrow green leaves are hidden under a cascade of tiny lavender blooms. Sweet alyssum’s soft, trailing ground cover accentuates its cottage garden beauty. Short in stature, at a height of 10-16 inches, this sweet alyssum can stand alone or compliment any garden or container all season long.

Sweet alyssum versatility can’t be beat! Not only is it pleasing to the eyes, but its sweet aroma attracts butterflies to your door. Blushing Princess Ⓡ Sweet Alyssum will soften borders by spilling into a walkway or used to enliven a rock garden. It is a great addition as a bedding plant by creating a carpet of blooms. Even sweet alyssum can be used in a container as an excellent spiller.

Blushing Princess® Sweet Alyssum Care

Blushing Princess Sweet Alyssum is very easy to maintain. No deadheading is needed. If planting it in the landscape, only fertilize or add compost once a year. If it is planted in a container, fertilize with a slow release fertilizer and add a water soluble fertilizer in midsummer to keep it looking good. It can take a range of sun from full to part sun, so a minimum of 4 hours is needed. It will adapt to average soil, but it does prefer to be kept in a larger container. The reasoning for a larger container is more to help support its larger root system and water demands. In times of drought, Blushing Princess Ⓡ Sweet Alyssum may show signs of drought stress. It will easily bounce back once rehydrated, so it prefers evenly wet soil.

Typically, sweet alyssum is a hardy annual in zones 8 and below. In warmer zones, 9 to 11, it is perennial. In most cases, this plant will continuously bloom outside from early spring into a fall or winter hard frost, depending on the zone it is planted in.

Blushing Princess® Sweet Alyssum Spacing

When planting in a container, sweet alyssum should be arranged closer to the edge of the pot to help create a cascading effect. A minimum container size is 12 inches, but a larger size would be preferable. Space sweet alyssum an average of 6 inches from other plants in the container.

Used as bedding plants in the landscape, ensure 18 to 24 inches between plants and consider it will spread up to 36 inches.

Blushing Princess® Sweet Alyssum Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lavender
Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 10-16 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Spacing: 18-24 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Fragrant, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Lobularia hybrid 'INLBUBLUPR' USPP 24,516, Can 4,779
Common Name: Blushing Princess® Sweet Alyssum
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.