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LOBULARIA maritima 'Easter Bonnet Deep Pink'( EASTER BONNET SERIES)
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The compact members of the Easter Bonnet Series bloom earlier from seed than many other forms of sweet alyssum.
Sweet alyssum is a low growing herbaceous ornamental native to the Canary Islands and southern Europe. In the wild, plants behave as both annuals and short-lived perennials, but they are most commonly cultivated as annuals.
Low-growing mounded plants become covered with fine, light green foliage. They bear markedly fragrant showy clusters of tiny white, lavender or rose flowers that cover plants for much of the growing season.
Sweet alyssum is drought tolerant and adapted to seaside conditions, so it does well in sandy or gravelly soils and full sun. Popular as a bedding and container plant, sweet alyssum may also be used in rock gardens or along walkways where its strong, sweet fragrance may be enjoyed. It makes a superb winter annual for areas with mild climates.
12 - 1
10 - 11
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3"-4" / 7.6cm - 10.2cm
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
Mediterranean, Canary Islands
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Purple, Pink, Rose, Lavender
Light Green, Gray Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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